Friends of Ballard Park is hosting its 11th Annual Illuminated Garden on Thursday, February 18thFriday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th.

The 11th Annual Illuminated Garden is a free event which features light displays and sculptures set up in the three acre quarry meadow of Ballard Park.  Volunteers are needed to help with event set up, during the event and with event breakdown:

Wednesday, February 17:

  • 9am to 3pm: set up lights

Thursday, February 18:

  • 2 pm to 4pm: set up lights
  • 4pm to 10pm: set up luminaries, greet tour goers, hand out programs, and break down event

Friday, February 19:

  • 4pm to 10pm: set up luminaries, greet tour goers, hand out programs, and break down event

Saturday, February 20:

  • 4pm to 10pm: set up luminaries, greet tour goers, hand out programs, and break down event

After the event

  • Volunteers will be needed to sort and check lights at our office.  Can be done after school at mutually convenient scheduled times.

Anyone interested in volunteering, please e-mail events@ballardpark.org or call 619.3377.    Community service hours may be fulfilled by volunteering at this event.  Ballard Park is located at the corner of Hazard and Wickham Roads in Newport.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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