Selfie-friendly swing sets greet visitors to The Park. Photo: Ned Oliver/Axios
The Park opens its doors for the first time Wednesday.
Why it matters: The $8 million, 1,300-person food and entertainment venue is the size of a football field and stuffed with intricately themed diversions.
What’s inside: We got a sneak peek earlier this week.
🍸 The center of the venue is a 60-foot bar billed as the longest in the state, bookended by two massive 12-by-7-foot televisions.
🎳 Behind it are 18 lanes of duckpin bowling, which is basically regular bowling but smaller.
⛳ To the left is an elaborate, fair-themed mini golf course with holes featuring every possible kind of ramp, shoot and tunnel. (👋 Ned here, resident Putt Putt enthusiast. I played a round and think it’s easily the nicest course in the region.)
🍺 On the other side of venue, there’s a beer hall with self-service taps and private rooms with golf simulators.
🎟️ There’s also a 200-seat auditorium for live music and comedy shows and a 200-person banquet hall for corporate functions.
🍽️ And six restaurant stalls are scattered around the venue, with offerings ranging from pizza to sushi.
Details: The Park is right next to Interstate 95/64, but still feels relatively hidden in the second floor of an industrial building not far from Hardywood and the Diamond.
- For now, it will open at 4pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with late night hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
- The venue is family friendly before 7pm, when it transitions to 21+.
What they’re saying: “Three years from now, this is going to be Scott’s Addition No. 2,” The Park’s manager, Orcun Turkay, says of the neighborhood.