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June 25, 2014

Palatine Park grand opening was held Wednesday

FAIRMONT — The grand opening for the newly renovated Palatine Park was held Wednesday in a unique way.

Instead of the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, Marion County and state officials including Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin threw out frisbees and footballs to celebrate the opening of Palatine Park and its splash park.

“Having a park like this, its creates a good quality of life,” Tomblin said.

During the ceremony, kids were enjoying the newly built splash park. Tomblin said looking at those kids play in the park is what building a park is all about.

“It’s a place for our children to come and play because they’re our future,” he said.

The park was recently renovated by Marion County. Some of the features include a splash park that’s free to the public, new sidewalks, public restrooms and seating for the amphitheater.

The renovations cost around $1 million and began on March 17 with Thrasher Engineering taking on the construction of the project.

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