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The city of Conover is inviting the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new city park today at 1 p.m.
The opening of the new 6.5 acre park will result in a 50 percent increase in Conover’s public park system.
The new park contains a picnic shelter, restroom, one half mile of asphalt/concrete walking trails, nature inspired playground equipment for children of all ages and abilities, a splash pad, bridges and a boardwalk overlooking the wetland.
“It is truly amazing to see a piece of property once considered unusable become such an asset to our community that can be used by young and old,” Councilwoman Jan Herman said.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.