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First-of-its-kind skating rink opening in north St. Louis County Friday

"We are hoping that it will serve as a catalyst for other West Florissant development,” said Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones

DELLWOOD, Mo. — Residents in Dellwood will soon have another place to enjoy the outdoors.

The city broke ground on a new outdoor skating rink back in June. The facility will be the first of its kind in the north St. Louis County area.

“This project is like no other in the region. We are hoping that it will serve as a catalyst for other West Florissant development,” said Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones.

Besides the rink, the facility also will include bleachers, elevated picnic areas, permanent barbecue pits, an outdoor audio system and lights for evening activities. In the information released to the public so far, officials have only indicated this is an outdoor rink and have not said it can be converted into an ice rink.

A Municipal League park grant made the state-of-the-art skating rink possible.

It’s located on the grounds of the Dellwood Recreation Center at 10266 West Florissant.

A ribbon cutting event is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.