Just as spring flowers Hamilton residents will enjoy a new, much-anticipated park. The Hamilton Parks Conservancy is putting the finishing touches on the new Marcum Park, to be dedicated Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
Joe and Sarah Marcum gifted $3.5 million, the largest-ever private donation for a park in Hamilton, to Hamilton Community Foundation, to make the six acre park possible. “It’s a wonderful thing to have a central area where the city can come together and enjoy a nice park” said Joe.
The Marcum family has been involved from start to finish with the planning and opening of the park, even choosing the types of trees that will grace the park. Both the Marcum family and the Hamilton Parks Conservancy wanted to ensure a well-planned park that would be enjoyable for all ages.
Foundation President/CEO John Guidugli says the new park fits perfectly with Hamilton’s current revitalization projects as well as the Foundation’s strategic plan, specifically the goal of enhancing community quality of life. “It is one more way to connect people to each other and to the growing vibrancy of our downtown.”
In addition to their private family foundation, the Marcum’s have established five charitable funds at the Hamilton Community Foundation. Joe Marcum is also a recipient of the David L. Belew award, given annually by the Hamilton Community Foundation to honor those who’ve made significant contributions of time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in our community.
Dedication of Marcum Park
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2 p.m.
Concert to follow by Hamilton High School Jazz Band