The long-planned Millcreek Common is now open, giving the historic east-side community a central gathering space and offering something fun for everyone this summer season.

Open daily, the Common (located off 3300 South between 1300 East and Highland Drive at 1354 E. Chambers Ave.) features a roller skating loop—which will become an ice-skating loop in cooler months—and will host the recurring Food Truck Thursday events, which are an ideal spot for a casual night out. On Saturdays, the space hosts a live DJ to get everyone up and dancing, or skating, if you are so inclined. Skates are available for rent, and other free activities for the kiddos are hosted at the Adventure Hub.

Incorporated as a city in 2016, Millcreek’s city government has been hard at work creating a general plan. The idea for Millcreek Common came from a series of feedback opportunities given to residents as part of the planning process.

Through surveys and conversations with residents, Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini said that a frequent request of the nascent city government was to establish areas for people to come together, see their neighbors and have fun.

“One of the things that we heard from our residents over and over was, ‘Where is Millcreek’s downtown?'” Silvestrini said.


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