America’s Best Communities Update: Riverfront and Walkability

“We are fortunate to have these two parks that we can use to conduct these events that draw thousands and thousands of people…  Our programs are more regional in nature. In other words, anyone from up and down the valley can attend, come in to town, see what’s going on, and visit the businesses in town. We are encouraging another look at what is happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre.”- John Maday, Executive Director of the Riverfront Parks Committee, President of the Downtown Business Association

Listen as John Maday explains how the development of the Riverfront Commons has brought the residential, business, and college communities into the downtown. Events like Riverfest, Chalkfest, riverfront concerts, and an annual Easter egg hunt connect the surrounding community to the natural park space of the River Commons.

Come back NEXT Wednesday for our latest full length video about how Greater Wilkes-Barre’s historic architecture, riverfront, colleges, and walkability will be the cornerstones of its enhanced visitor experience.

Thanks to the support of Frontier Communications and our local sponsor Scripps Network Interactive, the City of Wilkes-Barre was recently named a Quarterfinalist in Frontier Communications’ competition designed to identify America’s Best Community.