As those involved with its genesis say, the Central Park facility was meant to be a gathering place for Woodbury. And that vision is reflected in its usage.
“Central Park is a tremendous success story,” Bob Klatt, parks and recreation director, said in the October city newsletter. “We worked with multiple agencies—Washington County, the YMCA, School District 833 Early Childhood Family Education and the Stonecrest senior housing facility—to ensure the building would attract a large cross-section of the community. We are ecstatic to see so many people visit each day.”
Related: A Sense of Place: 10 Years for Woodbury's Central Park
Related: Central Park/Woodbury Library 10-Year Anniversary Events
From youngsters and seniors performing at the amphitheater to local celebrities reading for kids at the library, there’s always something going on at the complex.
'A Crossroads for the Community'
A 'Sassy' Bit of Fun at Woodbury's Central Park
Stumbled upon these ladies showing their skills at the amphitheater one afternoon.
Woodbury Tutors Get Special Notice From Central Park
A victim of its own success? The city wanted to free up tables and said it would issue warnings for those lingering too long.
If you’ve ever been to Cups ‘N Scoops during the summer, you know it can be a hot spot to get a cold treat. Patch columnist Angela Johnson caught up with the new owner here.
Rain Forces Woodbury's Sunburst Festival to Move to Central Park
When a local music festival got rained out, guess where it was moved?
The ‘Central’ Spot for Weddings in Woodbury
When it was first constructed, it wasn’t meant to be a place for weddings. Nearly 400 weddings and/or receptions have been held since it opened. (But there was this one: Wild Wedding in Woodbury.)
Tropical Ballroom's Senior Citizen Dance Parties
Tropical Ballroom will be on hand for this weekend’s event, but before that teamed with the city to get some local seniors to cut a rug. Here's a blog post from Tricia Wood, who owns the ballroom with her husband James.
Woodbury’s Own ‘Gleeks’
Found these youngsters practicing—then had music from the ’80s stuck in my head the rest of the day.
Woodbury's Math and Science Academy Celebrates 2012 Graduation
Not weddings, but a significant step in a young person’s life. And here’s the 2011 photo gallery.
Woodbury’s Big Truck Day 2012
And how about that parking lot! Plenty of room for little kids to check out big trucks.
Farmers Market to Fire Up in Woodbury
The vegetation isn’t limited to the indoor trees and plants. One of two Farmers Markets in Woodbury is held each season at Central Park.
Video: Woodbury Library Celebrity Read-a-Thon
Lots of Green Eggs and Ham for this promotion from the R.H. Stafford Branch Library.
Those are just some of the many events and happenings at the Central Park facility. State Rep. Andrea Kieffer also holds listening session there, and the library hosts lots of programs for youngsters. Remember that you can upload your own events and announcements on Patch. Here are the links: