The city of Marietta and representatives from the Kiwanis Club of Marietta dedicated July 2 a statue honoring first responders, military and their families in the first phase of a new park downtown.
“The park is already making a huge difference in the way that the Roswell Street entrance to the Square looks and feels to people driving into town,” city manager Bill Bruton said.
The park, at the corner of Anderson and Roswell streets, honors former Marietta mayor Joe Mack Wilson, and the first phase includes the statue “Forever Remember,” a project of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta. The remainder of the park will be completed and officially dedicated later.
Forever Remember is for the families and loved ones of our first responders and military, Kiwanis Club of Marietta president Victoria Turney said. “It’s important to recognize and to salute those families and loved ones for their sacrifices every day.”
Encouraging revitalization of Marietta’s current parks and establishing new parks for active and passive use are goals City Council established as part of Marietta’s vision statement.
For more information, call Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department at 770-794-5601.