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Posted on: May 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Winston Lake Park Improvements Ribbon Cutting & Flight Festival Coming June 4

City residents are invited to celebrate the reopening of Winston Lake Park June 4 with music, free fishing lessons and oral-history collections, to be followed by the Flight Festival at the adjacent Ray Agnew Field on Waterworks Road.

Mayor Allen Joines, Council Member Annette Scippio and other city officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park improvements at 9:30 a.m. in Shelter Number 2, at the foot of the new Winston Lake pier.

Students at the Arts Based School will provide music and the Winston-Salem Sportsmen Club will offer free fishing lessons to children after the ceremony. Also at the event, representatives of the city’s African American Heritage Initiative will be available to record oral histories of anyone in attendance who wishes to participate.

Improvements to the park include a new shelter, a new picnic area on a rise overlooking the lake, new restroom and improved parking. The lake has been dredged and a new pier built into the lake to provide better fishing opportunities. The improvements were financed with $5.3 million in bonds that voters approved in the November 2018 bond referendum.

Also on June 4, the Flight Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Ray Agnew Field, next to Winston Lake Park, at 999 Waterworks Road. All city residents are invited to bring a kite to fly. A limited number of kites will be available for give-away and assistance will be available for assembling kites. 

There also will be rocket launching, a drone demonstration, food vendors, displays by the police and fire departments and the Police Department’s Sweet Reads truck. More than 10 organizations are signed up to exhibit, including NASA, Kaleideum, Winston-Salem Mixxer and the Hobby Park remote control aircraft club. 

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