Kilmarnock Town Centre Park

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Town Centre Park News:

Next Concert: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER October 12th The Taters! Rock n Roll! Bring your chairs & blankets, but please no coolers or pets. RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 26TH. Same time: 6:30-8:30PM. Food and beverage sales as of 5:00PM.

Waterworks will close for the season on October 16th. 

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Announcing “Music on the Half Shell Stage” Concert Series!

Kilmarnock has announced a new concert series at the Park! “Music on the Half Shell Stage” will feature music of all types-rock, country, gospel, bluegrass, just to name a few -to the Half Shell Stage. Some acts will be local, others regional with one major concert each season. Presented by Chesapeake Bank, these concerts will be on Thursday evenings in 2017.

All 2017 concerts are 6:30-8:30 PM, and go on rain or shine. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, so please no coolers and no dogs except in the dog park. Parking is on site at the Park with overflow parking at Kilmarnock’s municipal parking lots on Main and Augusta Streets.

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2017 Performance Schedule:

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER Thursday, October 12th: The Taters. The Taters play an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Writing in Billboard Magazine, critic Gordon Ely described the Taters as “determinedly-and gleefully-forging a path with no limits or end in sight. This is music for which you’ve been waiting a long, long time… Without a trace of self-consciousness or pretension, the Taters draw up a formula that can rightly be claimed as their own”.  This is  a FREE event but be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food and beverages will be available for sale, so NO COOLERS please and NO PETS.

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Thursday, September 7th: Code Blue Bluegrass. One of Virginia’s finest bluegrass groups now celebrating 22 Years!  Code Blue is a high energy bluegrass band playing everything from the traditional bluegrass music to doing their own arrangements their way. This is  a FREE event but be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food and beverages will be available for sale, so NO COOLERS please and NO PETS.

 

Bring your blanks and chairs for a dancing, toe tapping good time. Have dinner at the Park and enjoy the show! But please no coolers and no pets.

Feel free to monitor our Kilmarnock Town Centre Park Facebook page and www.kilmarnockva.com for updates.

Guidelines on how to enjoy Town Centre Park: Open dawn to dusk daily

The Town of Kilmarnock has established  requirements for the use of the Park. This is to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy the Park and that the Park is maintained as a clean, safe and fun place to bring families and friends.  There is a designated smoking area  at the Pavillion otherwise the Park is smoke free.

Guidelines to Safely Enjoy the Town Centre Park.

Waterworks: Open 10am to 8pm daily

The Waterworks closes for the season on October 16th. See you in 2018!

The Waterworks is the popular water feature of the Park. It is open 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm. Bring your children 12 years and under and enjoy. Here are the requirements to help everyone enjoy the Waterworks.  Here’s how to safely enjoy the Waterworks!

  1. Waterworks is for children 12 yrs. of age & must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  2. Swim diapers must be worn in place of regular diapers.

  3. Anyone engaging in horseplay or foul language will be asked to leave.

  4. No running please.

  5. Keep glass containers or anything breakable away from the Waterworks. Let’s protect those tiny feet.

  6. No food, drinks or pets are allowed within the Waterworks.

  7. Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, and/or scooters are not allowed on the surface. Damaging the surface means less play time.

  8. Athletic equipment such as balls, bats, beach balls, noodles, etc. are not allowed.

  9. Please, no smoking in Waterworks or River Play childrens’ areas. The Park’s designated smoking area is at the Pavillion.

  10. For your safety, the Waterworks is under video camera surveillance and is regularly monitored.

  11. Use the Waterworks at your own risk. Kilmarnock Town Centre Park is not continually supervised and  the Town of Kilmarnock assumes no liability for loss, damage, or any kind of injury or accident to people or personal property.

Coming Programs:

Want to Sponsor a Piece of the Park?

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There’s been great community interest in the Park with lots of questions about “can I honor someone?” or “may I contribute?”. Of course you can! We have developed a listing of items that can be sponsored in honor or memory of a loved one or if you just want to be a Friend of the Park and sponsor a tree. Here is the listing of the items available and an order form.

 How to schedule your event in the Park?

User permits will be required for groups of 20 or more wanting to reserve space in the Park. There are user fees required. Click here for more information about our special events policy and\or to apply to use Town Centre ParkPlease call Ashley Jones at 804-435-1552 x 30 or via email at ajones@kilmarnockva.com.

Stay Up to Date with our E-newsletter

We have launched an newsletter to keep you updated on the park’s progress. Sign up on the Town Centre Park Facebook page for the park.The first issue was November 29, 2016. Click the links to read more . . .

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Views of the Park under Construction

 Kilmarnock Presentation Board overview

 

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Aerials of the site. Main Street is at the lower edge of each view. Town Centre Drive is on the right side.

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The amphitheatre being framed.

 A close up of the Pavillion or colonnade. It is an open sided structure and can have many uses: central gathering place, a ticket center, drive up farmers’ market, vendor locations.Kilmarnock_03_pavilion

 The view from the Main Street entrance looking through the Pavillion to the amphitheatre in the background.

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Two views of the central plaza. Suitable for special events, a music venue & can hold several 10 x 10′ vendor (non food or beverage)tents.

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 Looking towards Main Street.

This is the view from the central plaza area looking towards the amplitheater.

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The  view below is from above the stage of the amplitheatre looks back towards N. Main Street. There is a large paved area in front of the stage and three rows of terraced seating with blanket seating behind that.

 

 

 

The view below is of the play  and picnic area to the left of the central plaza.  Main Street is to the right in the picture. The Building is the bath house and below is  the “Waterworks”, a splash pad area and behind that, the bath house with restrooms. A splash pad is much like a fountain but flush with the surface.

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This view is of the playground.

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Timeline of Activities

Engineering Begins

November, 2015: Town Council authorizes engineering documents to be developed for all aspects of the park. These documents will be used for construction bids in 2016.

New Signage Arrives

July, 2015: The engineering for the Kilmarnock Town Centre Park is underway and new signs are out showing the locations of the various features. The smaller sign is on the location of the central plaza feature-the heart of the park.

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Town Park has an Official Name

April, 2015: “The Kilmarnock Town Centre Park” is the culmination of several reviews to give the site an official name. It reflects Town Centre Drive which runs along the southern most side of the property and indicates the central location of the park. Congratulations to all involved!

Creating a New Park on North Main Street

The Town of Kilmarnock owns an area of land consisting of approximately 9 acres located on N. Main Street and near the center of town.  Currently, this property is relatively undeveloped, only containing a community dog park and serving as a location for various events. Click here for a map of the location.

Kilmarnock  launched a process to create a  master plan and implementation plan for this site. The town wanted this process be one of significant community involvement and developed based on the needs and desires of the community at large. The end result would deliver a phased approach to a defined set of features at the site. Together with town staff and a community management team, the team  lead the processes of 1) defining the purpose of the park 2) creating processes for community input and involvement  3) delivering a phased sequence of deliverables and 4) cost estimates.

Final Concept Drawing

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This drawing depicts the final concepts endorsed by the community management team and presented to Town Council for their endorsement.  Key features are an amphitheater, play areas for children, adults and dogs, a multi-use, open sided structure, picnic areas and a splash pad plus infrastructure elements of parking and restrooms.

The “splash pad” is a water feature for play much like a fountain. The water is recirculated and reused. The central feature is an amphitheater with a plaza and drop off area to the front front. This plaza area can have multiple uses such as the Town’s holiday tree or a tourism feature such as a Virginia LOVE Works sculpture. The open sided structure or “colonnade” is intended for seasonal events such as fairs, produce markets or other community events.

For more details on the recommendation and the methodology the community management team used, please view the Site Master Plan Report. This is an exciting amenity for the entire community to enjoy and one that continues to place Kilmarnock as a vibrant place to live, work and enjoy!

For more details see  the Site Master Plan.report 11 2014 or  call Marshall Sebra at 804.435.1552 x32 or msebra@kilmarnockva.com.