Hamilton’s First Designated Pollinator Park Slated to Have Dedication
Ceremony Next Week
By: Jeff Gambrell
HAMILTON – The City of Hamilton and Go Green Hamilton is set to host a dedication
ceremony next week on Tuesday, August 24th for the city’s first designated pollinator
park. South 4th Street Pollinator Park, as it will be known, is a product of discussions
among community leaders in the latter part of 2020 regarding what could be done to
reduce city maintenance costs associated with the increasing number of vacant
properties. The idea that garnered favor among the group involved the conversion of
said lots into habitats that support the needs of beneficial insects. This was
accomplished through the installation of native, drought-resistant vegetation such as the
wildflower meadows which require little watering or upkeep.
Members of the committee that planned and implemented the park will address the
audience at the 5:30 evening ceremony taking place at the corner of South 4th & Henry Streets.
There, attendees will learn more about the process that went into creating the
space and get a sneak peek into what is yet to come. An open house will take place
across the street immediately following the ceremony at New Life Mission.
First reported in January by Butler County Connect when the two groups broke ground,
South 4th Street Pollinator Park has made significant strides in the half a year it has
been in the works. Originally a bare, vacant double lot containing no more than a few
trees and invasive honeysuckle, the space has gone through a complete
metamorphosis gleaming with life through the dozens of native wildflowers and shrubs
that inhabit it. The intent is for residents interested in neighborhood beautification to
replicate the park in their own community.
Go Green Hamilton is the area’s source for all things conservation, sustainability and
best gardening practices. Learn about what’s going on in the natural world around you
by following today. Those interested in attending the dedication ceremony can find more
information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1240678279687253/