Bridgewater One Step Closer to New Ice Rink

The town of Bridgewater is making progress on a new park proposed for the community.

Rink Rendering Courtesy of Town of Bridgewater

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BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) -- The town of Bridgewater is making progress on a new park proposed for the community.

The site might not look like much right now as it's just a lot of grass along Main Street, but the area could soon be the town's next park.

The new park would include both a restaurant and a public skating rink. It's an idea that neighbors near the property say could benefit the town.

"It's cool. I love it. It's good for the kids. As long as you've got the kids heading in the right direction, it's nice. It'll keep the crime away and make the kids have a place to play," shared Cedrick Lee who lives nearby.

It's a project that's been in the works for a while.

"I am very excited about it. I've been hoping for something like this. The town council has had plans for a long time to work on upgrading main street," added town council member, Ted Flory.

Flory is one of the people taking public comments on the possibility of issuing bonds up to $1.175 million dollars to build parts of the park. If all goes smoothly, this lot could be a lot more fun in the near future.

"While it would be ambitious to hope for skating this winter completion early next year is a possibility,” Flory added.

The public hearing for the new park neighborhood is July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the town's council chambers. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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