Franklin Community Park & Memorial Garden



Our community park provides many areas for activities for families to enjoy.    The park is encircled by a walking path (6 laps = 1 mile). 
It includes a playground area, exercise area, bocce court, horseshoe pits, covered shelter with picnic tables, bbq pit and a garden area.  

The garden area is beautifully landscaped and pavers are placed around the flower beds.   Families can purchase a paver to ensure their family name is forever remembered in Franklin.   Paver forms are available on the website or can be picked up at the community center during normal business hours.  Many historic artifacts are located in the memorial garden. Signs denote their significance.   Ledges from the early schools, bricks from a variety of locations, a piece of the old trolley/streetcar line and much more are placed throught the park.  Be sure to look for the pecan tree that survived the tornado.  A piece of metal remains in the tree as a reminder of the force of Mother Nature.   

The sign at the front of the garden area also includes many historical items. These items were removed from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church which was demolished in 2004.   The historic items were generously donated by the Toschi/Pitts family.   They realized the importance of keeping these items within the community and wanted them to be visible for everyone to enjoy.  Placing them in the sign at the park was an ideal solution. 

The existing sidewalk which is to the west of the park is listed on the State and National Historic Register.

Donations have come in many forms.  See our list of  "friends" who have so generously contributed to the community.

Thanks to Live Well Crawford County for supporting our Farmers Market and the Walking Trail.
Park Policy
Park Reservation Form
Photos of Park Construction Read about the Pritchett Foundation's support for the park
See Wal-Mart's support for the park
Watch the sign being constructed.



Trying out the new playground equipment
donated by
Jensen Swing Product Inc., Santee, Ca.





Waiting for more playground equipment
Can you help??

Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 8, 2004, 1 pm
Read the moving speech  delivered for the event.























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