A ribbon cutting for the remodeled Boardman-Ottaway Riverwalk between the Union Street Bridge and the Uptown Development, complete with a brief walking tour, will occur on Tuesday, May 11 at 11:30 am. Participants that would like to participate in the tour are asked to meet at the top of the new staircase on the north-east side of the river (on Union Street across from the post office). The tour will proceed along the riverwalk to the new ramp, where the ribbon cutting and dedication will occur. The Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramp (switchback) access is available from Lot E behind the United States Postal Service. Participants are also welcome to meet directly at the switchback if not participating in the tour.
Downtown Development Authority CEO Jean Derenzy, City Manager Marty Colburn and Mayor Jim Curruthers will be in attendance and all speaking at the dedication. “Providing access to the Boardman-Ottaway River and recreational enjoyment are key to the success of our Downtown. The newly remodeled riverwalk and ramp is meant to be enjoyed by all. I am eager for our community to see the work that has been done and to get out and utilize the space.” states Derenzy.
The City and Downtown Development Authority remodeled the Riverwalk and ramp to meet the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act. The Riverwalk is one of several projects the city and Downtown Development Authority are working on to provide better access to the river as it meanders through downtown. All members of the public are invited to attend the ribbon cutting.
For questions or additional information, please contact Downtown Development Authority CEO, Jean Derenzy at 231-922-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on May 11 at 11:30 am.
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