The past few years have brought welcome updates to Ashford’s historic downtown, and a grant from Wiregrass RC&D continued this project. The park area now attracts families to visit, shop, dine and enjoy the downtown area.
By transforming an empty space by adding trees, flowers, and a walkway, the Ashford Masonic Park improved the appearance of the historic downtown area. It has sparked interest in downtown renovation in general, and the park’s adjacent Masonic Lodge has since painted their exterior. This park project shows how investing a little bit of money inspires neighbors to make improvements, and it’s a joy for all involved to see people walk on the sidewalks and enjoy the downtown.