- Melanie Thornton
Celebrating Home Place Park
City of Madison, community partners celebrate the opening of Home Place Park
Renovated park adds walkability, event space to downtown Madison
Madison, AL - The City of Madison, Madison Visionary Partners and the Rotary Club of Madison will celebrate the re-opening of Home Place Park, located at 100 Shorter Street in downtown Madison, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The renovated park features a performance pavilion and amphitheater-style seating, as well as a picnic area and a walking path.
“The re-imagining of Home Place Park not only enhances downtown Madison’s footprint, but offers an opportunity for residents to gather for community events. We hope families across Madison will enjoy this green space for years to come,” said Mayor Paul Finley.
The improvements will allow residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor theatrical and musical performances, as well as other events with ample parking available at the nearby Madison City Stadium. The park also features a parallel parking bay, with electrical hook-ups, along the south side of Shorter Street to accommodate food trucks.
The Rotary Club of Madison assisted in the funding of the pavilion with a generous $50,000 donation.
“The Rotary Club of Madison is proud to support this community project. Our members enthusiastically signed off on this signature project because we knew this would transform the park into something special,” said Peter Alvarez, President of the Rotary Club of Madison’s Foundation.
During MVP’s listening tour, residents voiced their wish for more community green space, as well as arts and cultural events.
“This is a perfect example of how public and private entities can come together to create something impactful for our community. Madison Visionary Partners is proud to connect people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in the City of Madison,” said Melanie Thornton, Executive Director of MVP.
Major supporters of Home Place Park include AMT Integrated Solutions, Redstone Federal Credit Union, and Signalink.
MVP and other community partners are working on bringing arts and cultural programming to the park this summer and beyond.