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Greenwood Park Re-Opening Saturday

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    The Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish will celebrate the grand re-opening of Greenwood Community Park, 13350 Hwy. 19, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. Visitors will enjoy family-friendly activities and musical performances from 10:30 PM to 4 PM.

    From the World War II historian to the nature enthusiast, this unique multi-purpose park provides entertainment for every member of the family. Greenwood Community Park’s military roots influenced its design. During World War II, Greenwood Community Park, then called the "Ammo Dump" housed an ammunitions depot which supported Harding Air Field.

    Park improvements include a re-aligned entrance drive, Raising Cane’s Dog Park, improved lighting, a community playground, splash pad, and the Exxon-Mobil Cypress Bayou Trails, which features interpretative signage about the park’s rich history. Additional features include picnic areas, an outdoor amphitheater, a disc golf course and fishing piers.

    This park also features a multi-use building called "The Waterfront" which accesses the park’s 30-acre lake and offers canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals. The Waterfro nt houses the Dumas Memorial Golf Course Pro Shop, the Waterfront Café, and storage.

    Construction costs for Greenwood Community Park totaled $6.5 million. Raising Cane’s provided additional funding for the dog park and Exxon-Mobil provided funding for the scientific nature trail.

    Reich Associates developed the master plan for Greenwood Community Park. Tipton Associates designed the multi-use building. SJB Group and Kalmans Marshall served as the engineers. BREC’s Assistant Director of Planning and Engineering Reed Richard led park renovations. D. Honoré Construction, Inc. served as the general contractor.

    For more information about Greenwood Community Park, or to see a schedule of events, visit brec.org/greenwood.

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