Triangle Park to be renamed for Dogwood Garden Club

Dogwood Garden Club

Members of the Dogwood Garden Club pause a moment after planting a flowerbed in Triangle Park, which will be renamed for the club. From left are Ruth Herington, Thea Duhaime, Sarah Petty, Eva Fountain, Mary Foresman and Celia Broadhead.

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Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 04:18 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Triangle Park, situated at the south end of Main Street where it meets State Road 85, will be renamed for the local garden club that voluntarily assumed responsibility for beautifying the public park.

Speaking before the Crestview City Council at its Monday evening meeting, Thea Duhaime of the Dogwood Garden Club invited council members and the public to the formal dedication of newly named Dogwood Park on April 25.

Councilman Tim Grandberry suggested because the park is situated in a prime location to serve as an entrance to Crestview's historic heart like the Niceville intersection of S.R. 85 and State Road 20, landscaping could help define the area.

"Make it more colorful," Grandberry encouraged. "Let them know where you're at."

Councilwoman Robyn Helt praised the club's work and suggested the Community Redevelopment Agency could help fund more improvements to the park, which is frequently used by workers in the area for eating their lunch and customers waiting to have their vehicles repaired at nearby garages.

"I appreciate the club's efforts to keep it beautified," Helt said. "The city could do a little more to help you, to bolster the partnership with the club."

"Anything else we can do, we're open to suggestions or requests," Duhaime said.

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