Thursday, November 3, 2022 (11:45 am)

Serenity Walk coming to Heroes Hall at OC Fair & Event Center

A Serenity Walk will be the latest addition to Heroes Hall at OC Fair & Event Center. Groundbreaking for the project will take place at the venue’s Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 12.

Designed to both honor veterans and to provide a place of rest and contemplation for the community, the Serenity Walk will feature a winding pathway, benches and lighting. New landscaping will be featured, including special plantings honoring Purple Heart recipients.

The OC Fair Board of Directors approved the project in May and it is also being supported by the Heroes Hall Veterans Foundation through a donation of $100,000 to help fund the estimated $500,000 cost.

In addition to being a place of respite, the Serenity Walk will help alleviate some ongoing drainage issues, provide the opportunity to repair and replace fencing and will spruce up a formerly unused area, creating an inviting space for all. Additional Walk of Honor monuments and new pillars are also included in the project designed to complement Heroes Hall.