Main Street Clinton was awarded a state “Main Street Award” yesterday for Outstanding Public Improvement on Thursday, June 17th.
Allison Reno accepted the award on behalf of the Main Street-Clinton organization. This award is given to the municipality or Main Street program that has designed and implemented attractive and sympathetic improvements for its district.
The original Lions Club Park had been in Olde Towne Clinton since the 1950’s and was in need of major renovation. Main Street Clinton’s board became involved in revitalizing and updating the park by allocating resources and partnering with the Lions Club.
A committee was formed to move forward with a park redesign at a new location across the street. The committee made and met several goals for the park, including handicap accessible attractions, lighting, and the display of the iconic caterpillar climber. It also includes music equipment along the walking path, a performance pavilion, and a picnic pavilion.
Lions Club Park was dedicated and opened in May 2020. Serving as an anchor for Olde Towne, it helps expand the footprint of the downtown district. Main Street Clinton is programing the park with live music, movies, educational programing, and games. The addition of the park brightens the future for Olde Towne Clinton.