Downtown Park will be open this weekend after all

Plans have changed at the last minute and the City of Augusta has announced that the Dalton Palmer Memorial Park will open at noon on Friday, Sept. 28 - in time for the community's big 150th celebration.  The opening of the park will kick off the downtown activities.  The Homecoming Parade will be at 2 p.m. and Saturday is packed with a wide variety of downtown events.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the park is still planned for the following Friday.