Memorial park to slain SC Sen. Pinckney opening in Marion

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Amazing Grace Park, Clementa Pinckney Memorial, located in Marion, SC (Photo courtesy Marion County)

MARION, S.C. (AP) — A park built as a memorial to South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney is celebrating its grand opening.

Amazing Grace Park in Marion has a walking trail, a dog park, playground and a venue for gatherings.

It is beside the Marion County Museum, which has a memorial exhibit honoring Pinckney.

He was a state senator from Ridgeland who was killed in 2015 in a racist massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston along with eight other Black worshippers. Pinckney also was the pastor at Emanuel AME.

The grand opening for the $3 million park is Saturday.

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