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Featured Pieces: Centennial Park

Steam Engine 1531 on display on the West side of Lakeshore Drive during a cold Winter day. 2016-06-26T13:27:07+00:00
Mayor Les Cooke (in black suit) opens Centennial Park in the presence of a large crowd. 2016-07-06T02:36:26+00:00
Overlooking Lakeshore Drive and Centennial Park during a summer festival. 2016-06-30T21:54:29+00:00
A choir and orchestra help set the tone for Centennial Park’s opening. 2016-07-01T05:15:44+00:00
Stephanie Escander and her siblings at Centennial Park. 2016-05-23T23:20:43+00:00
A boat being launched at the boat launch between the marina building and Centennial Park. 2016-05-21T19:58:50+00:00
Looking over Centennial Park and surrounding area as a summer festival gets underway. 2016-06-30T21:54:29+00:00
Looking South West along the beach at Centennial Park. 2016-09-14T20:48:14+00:00
Flower bed and memorial stone at Centennial Park. 2016-09-05T16:18:48+00:00
Looking East towards the Cenntennial Park flower bed. 2016-09-05T16:13:52+00:00
Kenzington Burger Bar patio at Centennial Park on Lakeshore Drive. 2016-09-14T20:49:21+00:00
Looking towards the Bayfield dock, Delaney Boats and Lakeshore from atop a downtown building. Notice that Lakeshore drive had yet to be extended to Mulcaster Street. The rotary fountain at Centennial Park can be seen in the distance. 2016-06-27T02:57:23+00:00

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