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Mayor Purzycki Encourages Citizens to Visit the New and Improved Eden Park in South Wilmington

Post Date:08/28/2019 11:30 AM

A celebration was held on Saturday, August 24, to mark the completion of a $2.4M reconstruction of the popular Southbridge parkeden 1

    Cutting the ribbon at the newly renovated Eden Park.

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelley, Sr. encourage citizens to visit the newly renovated Eden Park, at 901 New Castle Avenue in South Wilmington. A community celebration was held on Saturday, August 24 to mark the grand reopening of the park, which recently underwent a comprehensive $2.4 million rehabilitation.

The family-friendly event, which ran from Noon to 3 p.m., included free food, drinks and music as well a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by city officials, local dignitaries, community members, residents, and dozens of area youth. Elected officials who joined the Mayor were Council President Hanifa Shabazz, Council Members Michelle Harlee, Charles “Bud” Freel, Zanthia Oliver, Rysheema Dixon, Trippi Congo, Yolanda McCoy and Vash Turner. The guest list also included former Council Members Nnamdi Chukwoucha (now State Representative Chukwoucha) and Norman Oliver, State Senator Darius Brown, State Representative Franklin Cooke, Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy, and Marie Reed, President of the Southbridge Civic Association.
“Two and a half years ago I committed that we were going to get this park finished,” said the Mayor, who described the renovation project as the single most important effort that City Council members and his administration did together. “Now we’ve got this fantastic football field, a new pool and picnic area and playground equipment, and we couldn’t be any prouder of this. We want everyone to enjoy it.”
Mayor Purzycki reminded citizens they can learn more about the Eden Park renovation, which was originally announced last year, by visiting the Eden Park Capital Project page of Wilmington’s new OpenGov information portal hereeden 2

    Celebrating the new Eden Park. turf wide

    The new turf field at Eden Park. 

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    The new turf field at Eden Park. eden bball

     A pickup game on the new Eden Park basketball court.

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    Children enjoying the new Eden Park playground.

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