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Memorial Park

Size: Approximately .0158 acres (689 square feet)

Location: Memorial Park is prominently located in Downtown Bronson at Chicago Street (US-12) and Matteson Street.

Uses and Amenities: Memorial park is host to the annual “Music in the Park” concert series. Each August the City and the Downtown Development Authority sponsor a series of concerts in the park every Monday night at 7:00 pm. The gazebo in the northwest portion of the park is used as the stage and residents can bring their own blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. The park is enjoyed as a resting spot for residents and shoppers using the downtown area. The space is also utilized for memorial ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day as well as during the Annual Polish Festival in July.

Future Park Improvements: The City is in the midst of a redevelopment project in this park in honor of longtime Mayor Thomas Rissman. Phase I of the project involved relocating the gazebo to the northwest corner of the park to accommodate larger crowds for the Music in the Park. Phase II involved a brick paved walk way leading through the park and was completed in late 2015. Phase III (2016-17) will involve the creation of a water feature and Phase IV will involve landscaping and irrigation improvements (2017-18). The funds for these phases are budgeted in the City’s Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Plan (see Figure 6). See Appendix C for development plan for this park.

Memorial Park (2)    Memorial Park Improvement

Memorial Park Redesign Plans (2015-2018):

Memorial Park   Memorial Park Part 2

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