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Rob McElhenney and Chris Pratt gift Ryan Reynolds Wrexham community park

23 Oct 2023 2 minute read
Left: Chris Pratt – Right: Rob McElhenney

Wrexham AFC co-owner Rob McElhenney and movie star Chris Pratt have sent a special birthday message to Ryan Reynolds gifting him with a community memorial park.

In a video shared to X on Monday (October 23), McElhenney said he needed the help of an “actual superhero” in order to wish his fellow club owner happy birthday.

Referencing Chris Pratt’s role on the American sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, the video promises Deadpool actor Reynolds a park to be named after him in Wrexham.

According to McElhenney park will include “its own green lanterns”, and “benches for old guys to swing on”.

The Ryan Rodney Reynolds Memorial Park will be a community space located in the heart of Wrexham where the public can gather, grow, and play.

Working in close partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, the current space will be upgraded in the coming months to be a reflection of the “spirit of Wrexham and Wales”.


The park website states it will be renamed, “probably something Welsh, not Canadian”.

Ending the video, Guardians of the Galaxy star Pratt expresses misgivings over the fact Reynolds isn’t actually there for the making of the announcement.

He asks: “Do I get to meet Ryan? Do you think maybe he could do something for my birthday then he and I could take over and then it could really go big.”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor, McElhenney replies: “Well this has been great.”

Pratt then asks whether Danny DeVito is there.

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Charles Coombes
Charles Coombes
7 months ago

I really hope theses two dont distract from the football in Wrexham.

7 months ago

Amazing, can’t wait to see it! Wrecsam needs more of this kind of development.

Jones Arfon
Jones Arfon
7 months ago

Where would Wrexham Council be without Rob and Ryan to lead their economic development team. Must be the first time a council governs via the coattails of two Hollywood stars.
Wrexham Council would be in a mess without them!

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