Monroe Park reopens after nearly two years of renovations

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — After nearly two years of construction, Richmond’s Monroe Park has reopened. 

On Wednesday, residents and VCU students made good use of the park, after its $7 million renovation. 

The park features plenty of greenery, tables, chairs and even a public piano for anyone to play. 

Many have had a positive reaction to the reopening, including VCU student Breanne Webb. 

“I think it’s really nice,” Webb said. “It’s a nice change to the community and it’s definitely a nice thing to have it back open.”

Fellow VCU student Jayson Herreracorrea said Wednesday was his first time visiting the park, which he enjoyed. 

“I like the water fountain in the middle,” Herreracorrea said. “They’re still working on the part over there, but overall, I’m really happy with it. Just kind of enjoying it.”

The official ribbon-cutting for Monroe Park is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. 

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