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WASHINGTON, LA — The Town of Washington will host event and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new park. 

The highly anticipated opening of Ethel Park is finally happening in the Town of Washington. Celebrate the occasion just a little early on August 5 at 6pm at the Wolff Hall right along Washington’s Main Street. Then, be there Saturday morning (August 6) for the official dedication and ribbon cutting.

After two years of countless volunteer hours, fundraising, and pure community love, the Town of Washington is celebrating the completion and dedication of Ethel Park, their beautiful new community pocket park. Proceeds from the dedication celebration will be used for ongoing maintenance of Ethel Park.

Mayor Dwight Landreneau stated that “this project was completely funded by donors and built by volunteers”

The Town of Washington thanks Joe and Gabriele Kavanaugh, Jourdan Thibodeaux, the Realtor Association of Acadiana, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Latter & Blum Great Pumpkin Grant, Williams Corporation, Acadiana Native Plant Society, and the many other donors and volunteers who made Ethel Park even better than we envisioned.

The Donor Social will be held Friday August 5, 2022 at Wolff Banquet and Reception Hall (202 Main Street Washington, LA 70589). This is a social event to thank the sponsors that funded this project. It is open to the public and tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at City Hall or at the door of the event. 

The official ribbon cutting will be on Saturday, August 6, 2022, beginning at 10:00 am, at the physical location of Ethel Park.