Substantial construction progress has been made on Anne O. Moffat Park, the half-acre natural space at the corner of Sharon Road and Hazelton Drive that serves The Sharon at SouthPark and the other residential areas of SouthPark.
The park is dedicated in the name of Anne Moffat, who was president and CEO of The Sharon at SouthPark for 18 years. A granite marker at the entrance to the space proclaims that Anne’s “steadfast leadership and vision helped to enrich the lives of those we serve providing a nurturing environment that fosters joy, purpose and well being.” The park was made possible through a generous donation from the families of Averill and Henry Harkey.
Besides thoughtful landscaping, restful benches and a soothing fountain, the park will soon include a mural created by a local artist to encourage public engagement and draw attention to the park as a gathering place. The SouthPark Association of Neighborhoods (SPAN) secured grant funding for the art, which will soon be installed.
A dedication celebration will be held later this year.