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River Mill Park opens Saturday

A grand opening event for the new River Mill Park in Occoquan is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. The first 200 receive a commemorative coin.
The Town of Occoquan is throwing a party at the new River Mill Park this week.

In partnership with Prince William County and Fairfax Water, the Town of Occoquan will host a grand opening event for River Mill Park in Occoquan on Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

River Mill Park is a one-acre river front park located at 458 Mill Street in downtown Occoquan and features an event pavilion, a looped stone dust trail, public restrooms, lighting, views of the Occoquan River and updates to the Nathaniel Ellicott Footbridge.

River Mill Park is made possible through a partnership with Prince William County, Fairfax Water and the Town of Occoquan.

Previously, the site was home to the former River Station Water Treatment Plant operated by Fairfax Water since 1967 and decommissioned in 2007.

Since that time, the town has been working with the county and Fairfax Water to develop the site into a community park.

Capital funding to build the park was provided by Prince William County and the town is responsible for managing the park project and future park maintenance and community programming.

The park will host a variety of community events throughout the year, including Music on Mill, a new free summer concert series on Saturday evenings from 5-7 p.m. in River Mill Park starting Aug. 6.

The grand opening event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, a concert by the Ashleigh Chevalier Band, face painting and balloon art with Fairy Jennabelle, a scavenger hunt organized by the Mill House Museum and the Fairfax Water water bar will be on site providing glasses of free water.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the park’s development, as well as the history of the site.

The first 300 visitors to the grand opening will receive a free commemorative coin.

This event is sponsored by Occoquan town businesses The Polka Dot Divas, Puzzle Pazlooza and Man Overboard.

For additional information, call 703-491-2168 or visit www.occoquanva.gov.
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