In June the Connecticut Main Street Center donated 10% of the sponsorship for our Vibrant Main Streets awards event to the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership (WWP) to add a guardrail to the park and allow visitors to better experience the power of the Willimantic River.

Additional contributions from Eversource Energy and other donors have made the new guardrail a reality and the park is open for the enjoyment of the community. “This is what I call communion, and I don’t mean the wafer. It’s the deeper feeling when members of the community come together and enjoy our environment and improve it.” – Jana Roberson, WWP President

Read more about the opening and the park itself:

Getting up close to the roar of the river – The Chronicle