(Saturday, June 3, 2017) – After a few delays and just over a year from breaking ground, Samson Oceanfront Park is reopen following its much needed renovation. Once the site of two rundown motels, the Beach Cove Resort and the Princess Beach Motel, this park was first dedicated in July 2000 as the City’s first park. After continuous use from 2000-2015, it was in disrepair and no longer sufficiently served the residents. This renovation, which started on January 11, 2016, included the expansion of the existing restrooms, additional beach showers, a solid cover over a new playground, a second pavilion that doubles as a stage, more than tripled seating and the boardwalk was refurbished for this prime beach access. Look for events to return to this park with the celebration of our City’s 20th Anniversary, Fireworks Finale.