Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Wilmore/South End Park

October 16, 2014 12:14 pm

Park celebration to follow Fall South End Community Day


South End Community Day Ribbon-Cutting for Wilmore Centennial Park at South End


Future park site at corner of Kingston Avenue and South Tryon St.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

8 a.m. – Community Day kicks off

11 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting and festival


The South End and Wilmore neighborhoods will soon have a stronger connection than ever with the announcement of a new park to be located at the corner of Kingston Ave. and South Tryon St. The park will be named at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will be held at 11 a.m. and will kick-off a day of fun at the park, complete with food trucks, games, inflatables and more.

Events kick-off with an 8 a.m. call for volunteers for South End’s fall community day, which will focus on cleaning up the park in preparation for the event. Volunteers are asked to gather at the park ready to work – coffee and breakfast will be provided.

“Park space is increasingly in demand from the South End and Wilmore residents,” said Tobe Holmes, Director of Historic South End. “The naming of Wilmore Centennial Park at South End represents two communities coming together with the understanding that recreation and community spaces are central to becoming a true neighborhood.”

Wilmore Centennial Park at South End will not be complete for a couple of years, but the neighborhoods are working with the Mecklenburg County Park and Rec department on future plans. The Wilmore neighborhood association worked hand-in-hand with the City of Charlotte to acquire the land for the future park, which will increase collaboration and the ongoing partnership between the South End and Wilmore neighborhoods.

For more information about events and developments in the Historic South End neighborhood, visit http://www.historicsouthend.com/.



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