City of Westfield releases second full year of Grand Park visitor projections for 2016

The City of Westfield recently released the 2016 visitor projections for Grand Park, which is in its second full year of operation. According to a press release sent to Current, it is estimated there were 1.9 million total visits to Grand Park throughout the year, with more than 750,000 visitors attending approximately 300 events. The visitation accounted for 60,000 hotel room nights.

Applied Economics conducted an economic impact study, which projected a total impact of $162.2 million for 2016.

“It was an exciting year for Grand Park. We’re thrilled to have exceeded our projections and to further demonstrate the success of Grand Park as an economic driver for Westfield and the entire region,” Mayor Andy Cook stated.

Various events throughout the year included the Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball, the hosting of a presidential campaign rally for President-elect Donald Trump, the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament and more.

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