Sep 22 , 2023

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall At Waterfront Park

A message from our Executive Director, Deborah Bilitski:

As the cool of the autumn season slowly begins to make its presence known at Waterfront Park, I am reminded of the poem “September” by Helen Hunt Jackson (1830 – 1885), which I had to memorize in grade school, and still recite to myself all these many years later when I see goldenrod in the fall.

“The goldenrod is yellow; the corn is turning brown; the trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down. The gentian’s bluest fringes are curling in the sun; in dusty pods the milkweed its hidden silk has spun….”

The leaves are just beginning to turn and soon Waterfront Park will be a vibrant array of colors that will adorn our river’s edge and welcome people from near and far into our beautiful city. We hope you enjoy the trees, flowers, birds, and butterflies in the park this season, along with the many wonderful, family-friendly events we have in store over the next few months.

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here; with summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer….”

Thank you for your continued support of Waterfront Park. As a donor-supported park, your generous support helps us preserve our waterfront throughout the seasons and keep it beautiful, welcoming, and accessible to everyone for generations. We look forward to seeing you at the park this fall. 

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Big Four® Bridge Thunder, Airshow, and Airshow Practice closure times:
Friday, April 19 – closed 11 AM until 5 PM (Airshow Practice)
Saturday, April 20 – closed 9 AM until 11:30 PM