On Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the City of Dublin will hold a grand opening celebration of Don Biddle Community Park (6100 Horizon Parkway). The new 30-acre park is named for former Dublin Vice Mayor Donald C. Biddle, who passed away in February 2018.
Don Biddle Community Park is located in central Dublin, adjacent to the Boulevard development, and features tennis courts; basketball courts; two playgrounds; a community garden and orchard; a garden shed; large event lawn; shade structures; an outdoor classroom; restrooms; and veterans art.
Grand Opening Events:
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Dedication; National Anthem featuring the 191st Army Band; speeches; unveiling of art; and ribbon-cutting ceremony
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Live music; sports demonstrations; inflatables, games and activities; Community Garden demonstrations with master gardeners; face painting; train tours of the park; trolley rides through the Boulevard development
Don Biddle and his wife Donnamarie moved to Dublin in 1974, where Don began a long and distinguished career, giving more than 40 years of public service to the Dublin community. Don was also a veteran, having served as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Because of Don's military service and that the new park was built on a portion of land once part of Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (Camp Parks), the public art selected for the park, created by artist Steven Whyte, will feature four larger-than-life statues of members of the military, representing four different military branches and four different theaters of war. A bust of Don Biddle, also created by Mr. Whyte, will also be unveiled.
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