Meeting To Discuss Future Of Closed Downtown Park Set For Thursday

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JAMESTOWN – Officials with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) will be holding a community input meeting this week to discuss the future of a downtown park closed due to structural issues.

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JRC, the property owner, says Potter’s Terrace, also known as AIDS Memorial Park or Wood Park, was originally built over a basement of a burned down building.

The deck over the past years has gone into decay. An architect recently found that several nuts and bolts holding the deck together have begun to rust and suggested closing the park.

The meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Winter Garden Plaza, 313 N. Main St.

If unable to attend, community members may submit feedback to JRC Executive Director Pete Miraglia at 716-489-3494, or via email at

The park was originally dedicated as a memorial for AIDS victims. Since the closure, JRC officials put a temporary mural around the outside of the park to make it more appealing to onlookers.


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