Dublin opens new "Bicentennial Plaza" for tourism | Community Spirit
The City of Dublin was founded in Laurens County in 1812, and the town officially marked its bicentennial two years ago. They continued the celebration today with a new Bicentennial Plaza.
The much anticipated plaza includes a small green space called a pocket park, a new granite fountain, and a brick paved walkway. The city spent nearly $1 million for the park, using both public money and donations. Developers predict the project will generate more than $5 million for the city over the next five years.
Tara Bradshaw saysthe purpose of the plaza is to attract more tourism. "We wanted to connect that foot traffic into our downtown to make sure that they also can see our businesses and all of the great architecture that we have in downtown Dublin," says Bradshaw.
The Bicentennial Plaza links the Carnegie Library, Theatre Dublin and the Market on Madison.
Other downtown improvements are still in the works including renovation to the theater.