July 16, 2018
The Pickaway County Community Foundation in conjunction with the Yamarick Family Fund is pleased to announce the issuance of a grant in the amount of $7,500 over the next five years to support the Pumpkin Show Park that is to be constructed at 121-125 North Court Street.
The proposed project is the development and construction of a downtown park in the City of Circleville which will be located at 121-125 North Court Street. The park is proposed to include a nested shelter structure, a side stage, raised planters, a seat wall, and built in benches, tables, trash receptacles, a bike rack, a water feature, plantings, lighting, irrigation a structure for port-a-johns and will contain the Pumpkin Show stage.
“The Circleville Pumpkin Show and the City of Circleville are most excited about the creation of the park. It will provide a downtown destination, a picnic spot, and a place for gatherings of all types. We hope it will be used year round and will host things like a farmer’s market, concerts in the park, and family reunions. During Pumpkin Show it will be a venue for entertainment and a place to sit down and enjoy the sights that are a part of every Pumpkin Show,” says Barry Keller, Vice President of the Circleville Pumpkin Show Inc.
This location is the former site of the American Hotel and Mason’s Furniture. The Circleville Pumpkin Show Inc. purchased the parcels during 2015 and 2016 from the former owners. The park will be open to the public 51 weeks of the year and used by the Pumpkin Show during the annual event. “We hope that it will become a quiet spot of refection in a busy downtown and will provide a lunch spot for those who work and visit downtown.”