WILMINGTON — A public event to honor the family of Jim Xidas and to celebrate the official opening of Xidas Park will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

In addition to the Xidas Family, the event will be a moment to thank the many individuals, businesses, nonprofits and local leaders that helped develop this park.

Xidas Park is at the corner of South South Street and Sugartree Street (site of the former Manhattan Lounge). The park is an extension of the Luther Warren Peace Path, which previously terminated at Mulberry Street, and is part of the City of Wilmington’s Sugartree Street Corridor Plan.

The park features a pergola installed by Champion Bridge Company, Thompson Construction and Thirey Cabinet Makers, new landscaping designed and planted by the Clinton County Master Gardener Volunteers and led by Dori Sabino, a mason seating wall provided by Laurel Oaks, picnic tables, a bike rack, trash receptacles and a doggy waste bag dispenser.

Organizations and individuals that contributed to the project include Clinton County Regional Planning Commission, City of Wilmington, Wilmington Parks and Recreation, Wilmington College (Tara Lydy), Clinton County Master Gardeners Volunteers (Dori Sabino), Laurel Oaks (Shawn Wilkin), Champion Bridge Company, Thirey Cabinet Makers, Solid Ground Solutions (Nathan Caplinger), Thompson Construction, Hembree Paving, Mark Elliot and A&D Lawncare.

If you have any questions about the event, about the park, or if you need additional information, please contact Lori Williams at [email protected] or at 937-382-4781.

A close-up view of the park from another angle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/10/web1_Xidas-Park-2.jpgA close-up view of the park from another angle. Courtesy photos

A wide view of the new park, which will host a special event on Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/10/web1_Xidas-Park-1.jpgA wide view of the new park, which will host a special event on Saturday. Courtesy photos

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