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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Broad Creek Legacy Park Officially Opens May 15

Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson will open the park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and planting station

NORFOLK, VA – On Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m., members of the public are invited to join Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Broad Creek Legacy Park. The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Broad Creek Legacy Park located across from the Jordan-Newby Branch Library located at 1425 Norchester Ave. 

Broad Creek Legacy Park is a continuation of the City of Norfolk’s Broad Creek Refresh, a multi-year effort to revitalize the surrounding area and neighborhoods. To date, the refresh has included the purchase and demolition of old buildings, addition of parks and new developments, including a new school, library, and recreation center. 

Councilwoman Johnson shares, “I am excited to officially open Broad Creek Legacy Park and bring this new addition to the community. This park provides a safe place for residents to gather outdoors and reinforces my greater vision that healthy communities make for healthy neighborhoods and families.” 

In addition to providing a green space and open area for recreation, the environmentally friendly Broad Creek Legacy Park includes an urban orchard, with fruit trees for neighbors and residents to enjoy. 

The program will include remarks from Director of Recreation, Parks, and Open Spaces Mr. Darrell Crittendon, a planting station, and refreshments. 

All COVID-19 protocols will be followed. All guests will be required to wear face-coverings and physically distance.

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