Located walking distance from historic Main Street and adjacent to the brand new Thermal Belt Rail Trail, the park offers multiple cutting edge attractions for public enjoyment. The 2,000-seat amphitheater houses a large covered stage with chimney and colonnade extending across the top of the amphitheater for outdoor concerts and special events. A grand plaza complete with ticket booths, concessions, beer and wine, smaller pavilions and restrooms are open to serve the public. The spacious grounds of the park include two interactive, pop-jet style splash pads and a three tiered fountain, grassy areas for natural recreation, plus walking paths with numerous access points.
John Condrey, Forest City Town Manager, is excited to have POPS as a new downtown destination stating, “Our opening events have been very successful and the public has been very happy with the park’s beauty and the opportunities it creates. This will be a destination location in our community and we thank Odom Engineering for their work to make this project excel.”
Open seven days a week from 8am-11pm, the Pavilion on Park Square has a calendar full of fun from a summer concert series and movies in the park, yoga classes and monthly “Alive After 5” music events, just to name a few. Plus, the town plans to rotate in food trucks, special guests and host inaugural celebrations like the Cherry Bounce Festival happening June 14th and 15th. POPS is, without a doubt, a place where enjoyment is as much about atmosphere and sense of community as it is about entertainment.
Pavilion on Park Square
153 Park Square
Forest City, NC 28043