itsabelfree 500

GREENVILLE, Ky. (6/25/13) – The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation has made a gift of the former Martin House property to the City of Greenville. The beautiful 5-acre property situated at the corner of East Main Cross Street and Martin Street has been given to Greenville for use as a public park to be known as the Martin Grounds. In addition to the property, the Martin Foundation will also provide $70,000.00 in funding for initial improvements to the new park as well as $15,000.00 in funding for park maintenance over 5 years. 

The Park will feature a custom designed 20 ft. x 20 ft. gazebo, which will have a beautiful view of downtown Greenville and the surrounding areas. The park and gazebo will be open to the public. Parking for Martin Grounds will be available at the lot located on Chatham Lane and close to the Morgan Park Pool.
 
Ed DeArmond, Mayor of Greenville, said “the addition of these five acres and the construction of a unique gazebo, prominently placed at the apex of this property, will greatly enhance the beauty and usefulness of the park as a whole.” The City of Greenville plans to develop the park over the summer and, subsequently, have an official dedication/ribbon-cutting ceremony of “Martin Grounds” this fall. Administrator Ben Van Hooser added “this white gazebo may be for years to come the site of choice for outdoor weddings.”
 
Kathy Jacobi, president of the Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation said “The Foundation is very happy that this unique property will be available for everyone in Muhlenberg County to enjoy – it’s a great spot to enjoy a beautiful day.” The gift supports the Foundation’s mission to enrich the lives of the citizens of Muhlenberg County – both today and for generations to come.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Alyssa Manning (Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11565

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 6965

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5680

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4794

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3940

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11565

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8768

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 23, 2015 6965

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 3564

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1435

Carhartt Madisonville Honored with Governor's…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1220

Family Business Start up Becomes Successful…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1163

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 23,…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 955

Man Sentenced for Robbing Family While at Son's…

by Attorney General Conway
April 23, 2015 907

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 762

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 682

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 23, 2015 615

Accident Snarls I24 Traffic in Christian County

by Keith Todd