Fairgrounds Park

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Fairgrounds Park (formerly known as Hagerstown Fairgrounds) is an open land park restored from fairgrounds located off Cleveland Avenue in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States.

Attractions[edit]

The park is home to Hagerstown BMX, a biking track, Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, a public indoor ice skating complex, and Fairground Softball Association who play at softball fields on the premises. Fairgrounds Park also features walking trails.

History[edit]

Fairgrounds Park was once called Hagerstown Fairgrounds and still features the large grandstand seating facility used during the fairgrounds' heyday especially when the Great Hagerstown Fair, a once popular agricultural showcase event, opened each year.

Events[edit]

The park also features several events throughout the year such as yearly fireworks display held around the American Independence Day (4 July) and the annual Hagerstown Hispanic Festival that celebrates the heritage of the fastest growing segment of Hagerstown and surrounding Washington County's population.[1][2] Fairgrounds Park is also home to the Fairgrounds 5K that features a 5,000 metre race or 1 or 2 mile walk.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Kaitlin McCarthy, First Ever Hispanic Festival Takes Off In Washington County, Your4State.com, Published Sunday 16 September 2007, Retrieved October 2008.
  2. ^ Joshua Bowman, Festival's growth reflects increase in local Hispanic population, Herald-Mail.com ONLINE, Published Sunday 20 September 2008, Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  3. ^ Fairgrounds 5K, Hagerstown, MD - A Great Place to Live, Work, and Visit, Copyright 2004 The City of Hagerstown. Retrieved 25 October 2008.

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Coordinates: 39°38′47″N 77°42′28″W / 39.64639°N 77.70778°W / 39.64639; -77.70778