It’s been quite the start to 2021 at Moncus Park.
Construction is taking place on a playground, interactive water feature, treehouse, Veterans Memorial, dog park, amphitheater, walking trails and more. The longtime Farmers Market continues to draw hundreds of patrons each Saturday morning and increased interest from local vendors. Plans are in the works for a large scale, multi-day Christmas in the Park festival this December.
Meanwhile, JP MacFadyen will transition this summer into his new role as the Park’s Executive Director. Longtime Executive Director Elizabeth “EB” Brooks will remain with the Park in a new role as Founder.
“It’s exciting and it’s humbling,” said MacFadyen, who has served as the Park’s operations director for two years. “To follow in EB’s footsteps is a big deal. When I took the job of operations director, it was never my intent to become the executive director, so it’s humbling on lots of different fronts. There’s a lot of responsibility because this is for the community and the people. I know the expectations are high.”