The Village Green

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Begun in 1995 and officially opened in 1997.  The Village Green is an innovative concept, a one of a kind venue in Newfoundlandand Labrador. It covers 30,000 square feet. It is comprised of landscaped natural grass, berms, copses of native trees, rock and flower gardens. A cobblestone pathway leads visitors past history billboards on the railway and logging heritage of the region. An outdoor stage in the architectural style of the old railway storage shed, a railway car that has been converted to wheelchair accessible washrooms and a railway speeder complete the railway motif. Also on the grounds of the Green is the famed Smallwood Sculpture, the work of internationally renowned sculptor, Leuben Boykov. It is noteworthy that the Green is next door to the Smallwood Interpretation and Kittiwake Coast Information Center and the starting point of the Dominion Point and Gambo River Trails in the Smallwood Trails system. The National Trailways runs adjacent to the Green. Also of note are the native trees that are a natural part of the Green. These trees are the result of the Roots in Gambo project, where interested parties purchase a tree to be planted on the Green to honour a person or significant occasion, identified by a granite plaque set at the base.

 

The Village Green has been host to the following events:

  • • Smallwood Days & Gambo Logger's Festival
    • The site of concerts, show bands, drama productions
    • The Roots in Gambo Program
    • Site of weddings, receptions, reunions, and other social functions
    • Christmas Celebrations
    • An assembly area for snowmobile trekers
    • Canada Day Celebrations 

    *Please note that the Village Green is no longer available to rent for weddings, receptions, reunions or other private functions