Manchester Hosting Grand Opening for New Riverfront Park

A grand opening will be held later this month for Manchester’s newest park.

Riverfront Park on West Main Street along the Whitewater Park opened a few weeks ago where Smitty’s Tire and Appliance and a couple other buildings once stood. The area now features a restroom and shower area for the Whitewater Park, as well as a picnic shelter, kids’ activity area, artwork, informational kiosks about the river and community and a large parking lot for visitors.

The grand opening event is planned for Sunday, July 28th from 11 to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the ribbon cutting and recognition ceremony at 1 pm. A beach-themed kiddie parade will be held at 11:30 am, and there will also be free ice cream, live music, kayak demonstrations, tube rentals, sandcastle building, face painting and emergency vehicles on display. Local food trucks and the Delaware County Grill Teams will have food for sale.


photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH