June 28, 2012. When the Green Park Inn opened in 1891, it was the center of social life for Blowing Rock. The Inn closed in 2009. They reopened after extensive restoration on the infrastructure of the hotel, as well as the grounds.
“This Summer we hope to take it up a notch with entertainment and events,” said Lorry Mulhern, general manager of the Green Park Inn. “It’s the Green Park coming back to be a grand center of entertainment it once was.”
This Summer, the Green Park Inn’s Great American BBQ will be June 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. They will be celebrating with BBQ, live music by Tidal, cash bar and the best seat in town for fireworks.
The fireworks will be set off at the Bowing Rock Country Club Golf Course right next to the Inn.
“Traditionally people drive over and try to have seating at the Green Park,” Mulhern said.
This year there will be parking restrictions, so be sure to RSVP and get tickets for BBQ. Tickets come with a parking pass.
Tickets also come with hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, potato salad, pasta salad, green salad, watermelon and cookies.
“The BBQ is great,” said Mulhern. “Everything is homemade by the Green Park Inn’s chef.”
Dinner and seating for the BBQ will be in the pool area. Tickets are likely to sell out, said Mulhern.
Adults tickets are $15.95, children 10 and under are $7.95 and children 3 and under are free.
Reservations are encouraged. Call 828-414-9230.
The Green Park Inn is located at 9239 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock.