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Rob McElhenney returns favour to Ryan Reynolds with brilliant 'Memorial Park' birthday gift

Jack Kenmare

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Rob McElhenney returns favour to Ryan Reynolds with brilliant 'Memorial Park' birthday gift

Rob McElhenney has teamed up with fellow Hollywood actor Chris Pratt to deliver a one-of-a-kind birthday message for best mate Ryan Reynolds.

In short, the Wrexham co-owners have been known to send each other elaborate birthday messages via social media.

Back in April, Reynolds composed a Broadway-esque song to explain how McElhenney's name is pronounced. He would then write: "Would be a real shame if this became a Wrexham AFC Racecourse chant.”

Four months later and McElhenney has delivered his own special message to celebrate Reynolds' 47th birthday,

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Featuring Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt, the pair announced a gift located in the heart of Wrexham – a picturesque Memorial Park named after Reynolds.

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The video begins: “Introducing the Ryan Rodney Reynolds Memorial Park, in Wrexham, Wales, located on the site of the old Wrexham Hippodrome.

“This park will be beautiful; will have open; green spaces; pop-up restaurants; we’ll have movie screens; there will be actual green lanterns; benches for old guys to swing on; a statue that may or may not look like Ryan! Happy birthday, Ryan!”

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The official 'Parks & Wrex' website has explained the wholesome reasoning behind their latest project.

"This community space located in the heart of Wrexham will be a place for the public to gather, grow, and play," it reads. "Working in close partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, we’re beautifying the park in the coming months to be a reflection of the spirit of Wrexham and Wales.

"And we’re renaming it. Probably something Welsh, not Canadian."

Image credit: X/@RMcElhenney
Image credit: X/@RMcElhenney
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Image credit: X/@RMcElhenney
Image credit: X/@RMcElhenney

The appropriately-named Ryan Rodney Reynolds Memorial will be located on Henblas Street. So why have they decided to built a park?

"In a word: community," the website says. "Public outdoor spaces like parks foster cultural, communal, and creative activities."

To support the park, you can also purchase a variety of items, including t-shirts and bumper stickers, on the online store. All net proceeds will be used for the development of the park space and local community.

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Featured Image Credit: X/@RMcElhenney

Topics: Wrexham, Rob McElhenney, Ryan Reynolds, League Two

Jack Kenmare
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