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Official Press Release - Kathryn A Hamas Memorial Park Grand Re-opening Ceremony

Fri August 3, 2018

BYRON PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO CELEBRATE GRAND RE-OPENING OF KATHRYN A HAMAS MEMORIAL PARK

BYRON, IL – The Byron Park District Board of Commissioners will host a Grand Re-opening Ceremony to thank the Community of Byron, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and its project partners, for their support of the Hamas Park Renovation Project.  Community Members will have an opportunity to view the completed project that began in the fall of 2017 and will conclude with the Grand Re-opening Ceremony on August 21st at 5:30 p.m. at Hamas Memorial Park.

The park was a recipient of the Illinois Department of a Natural Resources Open Space Land and Development grant.  The park was regraded and now has a new playground, boat docks, kayak launch, fishing piers, shelter, parking lot, asphalt walking trails, landscaping and site furnishings.  “We are committed to preserving the river front acreage for all members of the community to enjoy,” said Board President, Scott Jeffrey.

Many local businesses and government leaders played a role in developing this project.  Partners in the project include:  The City of Byron, Design Perspectives Inc, Chastain & Associates, Irving Construction, Martin & Company, Sjostrom & Sons Inc, Foss Landscaping, Norwest Construction, O’Brien Civil Works, Utility Dynamics Corporation, NW Concrete Inc, Team REIL, Grover Tree Services, Parkreation Inc, NuToys Leisure Products, Sybertech Waste Reduction, Reese Recreation, and Pannier Graphics.

The first 50 children to attend will receive a free fishing rod, reel, and tackle box. Light snacks and refreshments will also be served.  For more information contact the Byron Park District at 815-234-8435 or visit www.byronparks.org

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