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Belmont city parks ready for crowds to return

By Alan Hodge

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While the City of Belmont parks have been closed over the past few weeks due to COVID-19 concerns, municipal and other workers are busy making improvements to the facilities.

The big story on the public parks scene is the beautiful new multi-purpose pavilion being constructed in the heart of Stowe Park. 

The pavilion is on a 30x40-foot concrete pad and 22-feet tall. It features an arching roof topped with green structural steel panels. The pavilion will be lighted for evening events. Cost for the project was $145,000 from the City General Fund..

“It will be a great place for weddings, concerts, parties, company picnics, and other things,” said Belmont Parks and Rec. director Zip Stowe. 

The pavilion is being built by Blueprint Construction out of Graham, N.C. and should be done in a few more weeks- if the weather cooperates. Interestingly, when the foundation for the pavilion was being dug, workers hit

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