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After months of work to reshape the city’s downtown signature park, Elmwood Park is set to re-open on Saturday, Oct. 19, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the new amphitheatre.
The ceremony will be followed by recognition of the city’s 2013 Municipal Volunteers and the Mayor’s announcement of the Citizen of the Year. Immediately afterward, the city’s Parks and Arts Program will highlight the park’s re-opening with the program’s final event, which includes performances by Randolph Walker (Green Eggs and Ham); the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra-presenting “Peter and the Wolf” with the Southwest Virginia Ballet; and Larnell Starkey & Spiritual 7.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
Enhancements to the park will better accommodate festivals and activities, as well as restore aspects of the park that invite people to rediscover the relaxing, restful nature of this open space.
For more information about the Elmwood Park re-opening activities, contact Joe Hanning, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Roanoke Parks and Recreation, at 853-5847 or email him at email@example.com. To learn more about the Parks and Arts Program, contact Susan Jennings, the city’s Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 853-5652 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.