Streetscape Opening

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand re-opening of West Avenue on October 10! We hope you will visit often and admire all that the new linear park and streetscape have to offer.

West Avenue has been transformed into a beautiful tree lined street which will accommodate live music, open air dining, walking, running, a putt-putt lawn, and other greenspaces perfect for reading, classes for exercise or other special events. The new streetscape also has fountains, public restrooms, swings, public art and murals. Oak Avenue and Vance Street have also received a facelift with new sidewalks, trees, landscaping, paving and more. Underneath the streets new infrastructure has been engineered to accommodate the new businesses, sports and entertainment venue, restaurants and offices that are coming to downtown. The $30 million project also includes two new roundabouts and updated intersections designed to be visually appealing and serve as important traffic devices to slow people down as they travel thru the pedestrian oriented area.

While visiting the new streetscape you will see construction on the Sports and Entertainment Venue – the new home of our minor league baseball team. The venue will open in April 2020. VIDA, the mixed use district going up between S. Main Street and West Avenue, is now underway. There are four stories of apartments above the ground level shops and restaurants. Old Armor Beer Company, the City's first brewery, will open on West Avenue this fall. This veteran owned and operated business will offer a variety of specialty brewed beers.

 

Upcoming West Avenue Events:


October 22, 9-11 a.m.: Tabletop Tuesday
Grab a cup of coffee and head over to West Avenue for some social time on Tuesday mornings.  Games will be free-play and all are welcome.  Bring your own games or use one of ours. Light refreshments provided.
 

October 27, 1-3 p.m., Various West Avenue Soundstages

  • Carson Hill duo (Country/Folk Music)
  • Crank Sinatra (5 piece band)
  • Nate Brown Rhythms of Soul (Steel Drums)

 

October 28, 4-7 p.m.: Loop the Loop Hydration Station
Did you know you can track your miles and earn great prizes? Come out and walk the Loop and visit our Hydration Station. Get a bottle of water (while supplies last) and learn more about the loop the loop program. 


November 5, 9-11 a.m.: Tabletop Tuesday
Grab a cup of coffee and head over to West Avenue for some social time on Tuesday mornings.  Games will be free-play and all are welcome.  Bring your own games or use one of ours. Light refreshments provided.


November 7, 6-8 p.m.: Dance Demos
Come enjoy a variety of dance during this night of dance demos, participate or just watch – either way, everyone is welcome.  Capoeira demonstration with Brazilian music will be on the platform stage,  Kizomba demonstration on the small deck, Samba Dance demonstration near the Plaza Canopy, and Line Dancing lessons – all on West Avenue.
 

November 10, 1-3 p.m., Various West Avenue Soundstages

  • Randall Sprinkle (Harp Guitar)
  • Rain Garay Duo  (Jazz)
  • Reinaldo Brahn (Brazilian/Samba)
     


November 13, 4-7 p.m.: Loop the Loop Hydration Station
Did you know you can track your miles and earn great prizes? Come out and walk the Loop and visit our Hydration Station. Get a bottle of water (while supplies last) and learn more about the loop the loop program. 


November 18, 4-7 p.m.: Loop the Loop Hydration Station
Did you know you can track your miles and earn great prizes? Come out and walk the Loop and visit our Hydration Station. Get a bottle of water (while supplies last) and learn more about the loop the loop program. 


November 19, 9-11 a.m.: Tabletop Tuesday
Grab a cup of coffee and head over to West Avenue for some social time on Tuesday mornings.  Games will be free-play and all are welcome.  Bring your own games or use one of ours. Light refreshments provided.


November 21, 6-8 p.m.: YO Yeah! Yoga!
The program is inspired by nature, a love of yoga and a dream to make yoga accessible to all by removing barriers such as price, props, and intimidating settings. Come enjoy a class which includes flowing postures to awaken and warm up the body followed by balancing, stretching and strengthening poses. Bring your yoga mats and set up on the lawns.

There will be four different yoga instructors in four different locations on West Avenue: Adult /senior Yoga,  Yoga for kids, Beginners Yoga, and Advanced yoga

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