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Park with entertainment venue, memorial to come to Region 8 town

Projected park (Source: Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort Newport, Arkansas ) Projected park (Source: Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort Newport, Arkansas )
(Source: Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort Newport, Arkansas ) (Source: Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort Newport, Arkansas )
(Source: Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort Newport, Arkansas ) (Source: Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort Newport, Arkansas )
NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A new park with an entertainment venue was announced for downtown Newport on Wednesday.

According to the Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort, they announced plans for a downtown music park and a veteran's memorial.

In addition to that memorial, the park will have a permanent music stage, outdoor seating, and green space.

This new attraction will bring many events to the town including local concerts and a “movies in the park” program.

The non-profit organization was able to make this happen through donations and said those donors will be recognized once the park opens.

In a news release, D.R.I.V.E. said they're, “excited about this project which will bring a bright new future for downtown Newport while helping preserve the proud cultural past of the community.”

It also said the stage being built at the new park will be large enough to host the popular Depot Days Festival each year.

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