Praise for New Riverfront Park Plan in Huntington, WV

    The Herald-Dispatch ran a recent editorial praising the new plan for Huntington’s Riverfront Park.

   Here’s an excerpt: 

It was time to take a fresh look at how the space could be used. That was not a simple matter, because there are several players involved in the park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns the land, the City of Huntington has a lifetime lease on the park and the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District operates and maintains it.

Those stakeholders put their ideas together and also asked the public for its thoughts on improving the park.

The result is a master plan released last week that provides an exciting new look at what Huntington’s riverfront could become. At this point, there is no funding plan or even a real price tag, but the vision is impressive.

The plan would add several new features — a skate park, a sprayground, wider entrances, a new permanent performance stage and a pedestrian bridge from Pullman Square over Veterans Memorial Boulevard. But it also retools the layout to improve access and the flow of people through the park.

You can read the entire commentary at this link.

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