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First phase of Wildwood Park opens in Greenville

Wildwood Park ribbon cutting
Wildwood Park ribbon cutting(WITN)
Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 8:19 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2021 at 8:26 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The first phase of Greenville’s newest park opened to the public on Saturday.

The ribbon cutting event was held Friday at 3450 Blue Heron Drive to a crowd of supportive community members.

The recently completed first phase of Wildwood Park includes a sandy beach area, a floating dock with boat slips, a 1.5-mile natural trail, a kayak launch, a waterfront camping platform, paved parking and other shelter and site improvements.

Wildwood Park officially opened to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission was free and a variety of activities were offered, including sport activities, inflatables, food trucks, and a nature trail scavenger hunt.

Musical Band, “The Switch” performed live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wildwood is located just north of Tar River on the east and west sides of U.S. 264.

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