Graham Park Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

Friday morning was the ribbon-cutting ceremony celegrating the opening of Sturgeon Bay’s Graham Park next to the Oregon Street Bridge. Before the ceremony started, local musical group Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers were the first to perform on the park’s new amphitheater stage. Sterling Landscape Services were responsible for much of the work in the park, and owner Lars Braschnewitz offered much thanks for the many people who did so much to help create the park……….

It was the former Director of Destination Sturgeon Bay, Pam Seiler, who started the idea for the park and its water feature, the first in Door County. Pam spoke about the feature’s title, “Confluence” , which is a “coming together”, and how that relates to the many responsible for the park’s creation…….
The park location has a long history, being the former property of Peterson Builders, and Mayor Dave Ward also spoke of a previous historic entity on the same property…….
Members of Destination Sturgeon Bay handed out beverages just before everyone raised a toast to the ribbon-cutting. People counted down to the actual ribbon-cutting with Mayor Ward yielding the big scissors. Just as he cut the ribbon, suddenly the fountain in the water feature started flowing and the 100+ attendees cheered. Afterward, Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers continued playing music as many stuck around to enjoy the music and sunshine in the new Graham Park.

Mayor Ward cuts the ribbon just as the water feature’s fountain begins flowing.

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