Public encouraged to attend Thursday night neighborhood open house at Thunder Junction

FILE - Thunder Junction All Abilities Park will be the site of the City of St. George Neighborhood Open House Thursday, April 28, form 5-7 p.m. | Photo courtesy of City of St. George, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Thunder Junction All Abilities Park, one of the most family-friendly venues in town, is the site of the City of St. George Neighborhood Open House, set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend — and for those two hours, the Thunder Junction train will be free, according to a news release from the City of St. George.

“Neighborhood Open Houses provide a great opportunity for those who live and work in St. George to get better connected to our city,” said Mayor Michele Randall in the news release. “We have experts from every city department at these open houses, and they are thrilled to chat with members of the public and answer any questions they might have.”

Mayor Randall and members of the five-person City Council are expected to attend. City departments and divisions that will be represented at the Neighborhood Open Houses include: public works, water, energy services, leisure services, police, fire, golf, human resources, economic development, budget, planning and zoning, finance and legal, the news release said.

There will be refreshments, kids’ games and some swag items available.

Established in 2016, Thunder Junction features a dinosaur theme that includes wheelchair-accessible playground equipment, including a “roaring” C.P. Huntington 1/4-scale train on a 2,700-foot track. All amenities are ADA accessible and include a climbing wall, covered pavilion, drinking fountains, picnic tables, playground, restrooms and splash pad.

This is the second Neighborhood Open House of 2022. The first was March 31 at the Sun River St. George Community Center, and the remaining two are scheduled for Sept. 8 at Desert Color and Oct. 13 at Vernon Worthen Park.

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