Ruth Moulton, Credited with the Establishment of Town Square Park

My Favorite Park: Town Square Park

Ruth Moulton hard at work clearing brush during a Clean & Green work session.

“Every town needs a central place, some sort of ‘town square.’ Such a place serves to create and solidify a community identity; it helps create a “there” there, if you will. And while adding valuable open space and softness in the midst of hard surfaces and structures, it serves many other purposes, some of which are important, even basic, to a good community.

As important, it serves as a place for people to gather–to watch fireworks in celebration or to light candles in mourning; to listen to a military band or to petition their government; to celebrate a holiday season or a cultural community; to meet in silent commemoration or listen to oratory.”