Riverfront Park open for business, ready for grand opening celebrations

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After nearly two years of construction, a ribbon-cutting was held for the Riverfront Park and Amphitheater in Downtown Wilmington.

The riverfront 6.6-acre plot of land is officially open to the public. The park includes a large concert venue, luxurious green rooms for performers, festival space, gardens, playgrounds, and an interactive water feature.

“There’s a lot of space at this park, to do a lot of different things, and we want the people to use it, this is their park, it connects with our historic riverwalk here, we completed several years ago, it’s just an iconic place,” Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said.

“We think and know that it will be a tremendous boost to our local hospitality community, and our businesses downtown, our restaurants, our bars, our retail stores, and it couldn’t come at a better time,” City of Wilmington Community Services Director Amy Beatty said.

The park is…

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