OREM, Utah, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- University Place today announced a week of events celebrating the scheduled grand opening of The Orchard, an outdoor green space with indoor and outdoor children's play areas. The grand opening will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 3 at 10 a.m., followed by a week of free family-friendly events.
The Orchard is a large outdoor green space located in the heart of University Place (formerly University Mall). It is accessible through the shops at University Place, and from the newly completed road Park Avenue that connects State Street and 800 East. The Orchard is a versatile community gathering space complete with choreographed water fountain shows throughout the day, shaded pavilions, seating and more.
At the north end of The Orchard is the outdoor Kid's Place play area, which connects to the indoor play area by set of hydraulic doors for a seamless playing experience. The indoor Kid's Place play area can be accessed through the north end of the shopping center. With design elements that reflect the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains, features of the play areas include wooden tree houses, a log climbing structure, monkey bars in the trees, a see-saw, a climbing wall, interactive water fountains, and more.
The public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 3 at The Orchard and will feature an address from Orem Mayor Richard Brunst as well as musical performances by the Orem High School Marching Band and Scera Park Elementary School Choir. To further celebrate, The Orchard will host a week of free family-friendly events and activities, including:
Immediately following the ribbon-cutting there will be family activities throughout the day such as a petting zoo, magic show, balloon animals, cotton candy, face painting, music, and a Build-A-Bear station.
Fitness activities such as a morning yoga class, a kids Zumba class, and a HIGH Fitness class led by one of the founders.
Breakfast with the Orem Police, a mini firefighting training course for kids, a pumpkin drop, and an outdoor movie.
Spooky story telling presentation by local award-winning story teller, fall crafts, puppets in the park and Happy Valley Farmers Market and Native American Pow Wow.
Country line dancing instruction, a line dancing party, mechanical bull riding, and a performance by Orem's homegrown band Foreign Figures.
Hip-hop dance instruction, party and competition, splatter paint art, various games and a performance by James the Mormon.
For more times and more details on the full schedule of activities, visit http://www.universityplaceorem.com/events/.
About University Place
Developed in the early 1970's in Orem, Utah, University Place (formerly University Mall) is a 112-acre development that initially only included retail, and recently began a $500 million revitalization project that is adding residential, office and green space to what has been Utah County's premiere shopping destination for over 40 years. University Place was first developed and is still owned and operated by Woodbury Corporation, a 4th-generation Utah family business, and one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development and management companies in the Intermountain West. For more information about University Place and updates on the project, visit http://www.universityplaceorem.com/. For more information about Woodbury Corporation, visit http://www.woodburycorp.com/.
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