2005 work began to bring the park a new look, a
collaboration was formed to build strength and support for
the revitalization effort. The primary focus of the park was
to foster a sense of community, by providing recreational
opportunities for people of all ages and all abilities, and
a statement of our community’s commitment to enriching lives
and instilling a renewed sense of pride in Sherwood.
The gazebo is the jewel
in the park's crown and serves as a backdrop for concerts,
weddings, memorial services, as well as special events.
The gazebo is a place to relax, unwind from a stressful day
or perhaps enjoy reading a book from the local library. A
paver path with engraved messages on granite pavers from
both business and residents
create a "Memory Lane" that
establishes ones place in the history of Sherwood as you
walk the path to the gazebo or 2 of the gardens, Garden of
Honor and Garden of Remembrance, that have
been built on either side. Benches in the Garden of Honor
and Garden of Remembrance, as well as those in the gazebo,
provide a resting area
for friends and family.
park's location, beside the cemetery, offers a place of
respite and consolation to those who are in mourning.
A garden, visible from both the park and the cemetery, has
been created at the gap in the hedge, allowing young, old
and in between to work together in creating a multi-sensory
habitat for birds and butterflies.
The enabling garden, with
raised planters, allows visually impaired, wheelchair bound
or physically challenged individuals to enjoy gardening at a
level that is comfortable for them. Plans are still in the
works to provide a running fountain and lights to add even
more elegance to this garden.
The pond has been stocked
with fish and should provide an opportunity for adults and
youngsters to enjoy quiet time trying to catch the "big
one". An aerator fountain in the center of the pond,
benches, and new lighting have been installed around the
pond giving all a place to sit and enjoy the view.
Be sure and stop by the Sherwood Memorial Park and
see for yourself, a main focal point in Sherwood. The
pictures just do not do justice to the amount of work
that has been created and many thanks to all who donated
money and time to make this a great part of Sherwood.