This is a view of Hamilton’s Marcum Park from a fourth-story apartment at The Marcum development of housing, restaurants and other retail. MIKE RUTLEDGE/STAFF
“Things could have perhaps slowly been accomplished over maybe decades, but being here less than two years after the opening of this park, I can tell you, we would not be anywhere close to where we are today were it not for the generosity of the Marcum family,” Saurber said.
“Thank you to the Marcum family for making this game-changing investment into the quality of life for Hamiltonians now, and for generations to come,” he said.
The park and its RiversEdge amphitheater host free evening concerts throughout the summer, drawing rising national and regional music acts.
Mayor Pat Moeller said that when Marcum Park and the amphitheater were created, “a flag was put down here, stating that Hamilton is alive and well, and values quality of life.”
“To me, having one of the top five great public spaces in America means we have Top Five quality partners who were behind this project, it means we have Top Five city administration in America, and I believe we have that,” Moeller said.
Moeller described the park as economic development with a smile for Hamilton.
“Behind me, just before I started speaking, there was a guy juggling back there,” Moeller said. “I thought that was kind of cool, myself.”