Woodstock newest park will feature mini zip lines, a basketball court and swings.
WOODSTOCK - The City of Woodstock is unveiling a new park at the corner of Springbank Ave and Halifax Street on Wednesday.
Ludington Park is named after one of the oldest families in Woodstock. Ron Ludington says his family has lived here for a long time.
"The first Ludington came here from New York State on June 1st, 1800 and the family has been here ever since, a lot of them grew up and moved away to the states and other parts of Ontario but some of the Ludington's have always stayed around the area."
The Ludington’s are still active in civic affairs in Woodstock. The late Robert Ludington served two terms on Woodstock Council in the 1950’s. and Ron Ludington also served two terms on Woodstock Council from 1978 -1982. He also co-founded Woodstock Print & Litho Ltd. in 1969 which is currently being operated by Craig Ludington and is located on a portion of Levi Ludington’s original land grant.
The new 3.88 acre park will feature swings, a mini zip line and a basketball court.
The dedication will take place at 1:30 pm with official City greeting, description of the park design and plan from Parks Supervisor Chris Kern followed by Ron Ludington who will offer more details of the family history.