Park Park will add 1.8 acres of green space and a food truck park. The design of Park Park includes places for children to play, open spaces to gather, and a variety of trees and planting. The Jacoby Art Center will spill out into the park, providing a unique space for special events, weddings, gallery openings, and performances. The central lawn will be an ideal space for yoga, tai chi, catch, frisbee, community gatherings, and movies in the park. The park will be instrumental in creating space for everyone and emphasizing the importance of having a community place that promotes health and wellness for all ages.
This initial investment will bring downtown Alton’s east end to life with first-floor vibrancy, new places to work and play, and new residents. This investment will spur additional projects in the surrounding downtown area, building upon Alton’s existing assets of historic structures, hardworking people, and breathtaking natural resources.