Morgantown, West Virginia partnership plans to revitalize its riverfront parks

The Monongalia County Commission is partnering with West Virginia University (WVU) and Morgantown’s Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners (BOPARC) to bring more activity to Hazel Ruby McQuain Park and make the most of the riverfront.

We’re hoping, first of all, to put together an entertainment series for this coming summer consisting of a lot of different types of events and activities. Then as an offshoot of that actually get into discussing riverfront revitalization,” said Melissa Burch, Executive Director of BOPARC.

Morgantown is the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia.

It has a population of 29,660 (2010 census), with West Virginia University adding several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area.

Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the one-of-a-kind Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system.

If you go to other places like Pittsburgh and see how they maximize the use of the river, that’s the vision I have for this,” said Commission President Eldon Callen.

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See full WDTV article and news video by Lauren McMillen.

See City of Morgantown website.

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