Riverfront Park is complete. The area is now open to the public and a grand opening ceremony is in the works.
McMinnville officials have asked Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord to plan a ceremony and invite Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officials so the city can show its appreciation for the grant that was used for the work.
“I have been in contact with TWRA about a ribbon cutting,” said McCord. “The time has not been set, but we are working on it.”
The TWRA grant, totaling $86,995 with a 20 percent match from the city, was used to fund renovation and was the first renovation effort between the two entities.
Renovation work by Tri-State Development began in late August and included bank stabilization along the river, replacing two docks, dock dredging cleanup, replacing the concrete boat ramp, and applying gravel to the parking area.
Vice Mayor Ben Newman is pleased with the work.
“Our parks are very important to the community,” said Newman. “TWRA has partnered with us to make sure Riverfront Park is in good condition for future generations to appreciate its beauty and natural resources.”
Information on the grand opening ceremony will be provided when it’s available.