by Madison White Franks
KILMARNOCK—The Kilmarnock Town Centre Park at 150 North Main Street in Kilmarnock officially opened to the public Saturday, July 8. The celebration began with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting and was followed by a day filled with activities.
“We are so pleased to have all of you here today. You honor us with your presence, each and every one of you,” said town manager Tom Saunders. He recognized and thanked the neighbors of the property and the Kilmarnock town staff, and thanked planning/zoning director Marshall Sebra and deputy town manager/community development Susan Cockrell for their the devotion and commitment for making the park the best it could be.
He also recognized personnel from Land Planning Design and Associates, architects GuernseyTingle and Associates, and David A. Nice Builders for their work on the park.
“Just nine short months ago at the ground breaking, remember that this was an empty lot, there was not a stick here…just grass…look at what we have today, they pulled it off and got it done,” said Saunders. “It is our sincere hope that this new facility will be enjoyed and used not just by Kilmarnock citizens but by folks from all over the region,” he said.
“I want to thank the members of the Kilmarnock Town Council who had the vision and the faith of their convictions and voted three years ago to build this park. Without their determination and persistence, we couldn’t and wouldn’t have done this. They deserve an enormous amount of credit,” said Saunders.
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