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Eldridge Park Now Open

Eldridge Park Opens for Season

May 25, 2012

           ELMIRA (WENY) --  Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off of the summer.  And in Elmira, it also means the opening of a city staple...Eldridge Park.

          The miniature train, putt putt golf course and of course the carousel, are just some of the attractions now open.  The park opened at 5 o'clock Friday night and will remain open through Labor Day.  Lots of events are planned for this weekend.

           Park managers say they're happy to get the season started, and share the park with a new generation of visitors.

          "The weather is great, the people are in wonderful moods," said park manager, Ryan Alo.  "I couldn't ask for a better opening."

          "It brings back a lot of memories. It was a full park when I was here as a child," says Peggy Moore who came to opening day with her grandchildren.

           To get more information about park hours and what's going on this weekend, go to www.eldridgepark.us/calendar/ .