The City of Malin has had many improvements around town over the last few years. We have added Christmas lights for the Malin park and better electrical throughout the park, we have added a Veterans Park in the heart of Malin, and even updated our city pool. However the most recent project is the addition of our very own Broadway Park located on the south entrance to Malin.
Patrick Hagerty and the Youth For Christ (YFC) team here in Malin have been working on a park to help provide a welcoming environment as you enter Malin from the south side. This park is anticipated to be finished by the end of September and be home of the latest Malin Mural, painted by Chris Young, showcasing our historic Broadway Theater. This Mural was proudly created by Marilyn Hagerty, Patrick Hagerty, and David DeFillipo in an effort to enhance the Broadway Park. Youth For Christ has taken on many projects through the years to help enhance and restore buildings and areas in the Basin in order to use our facilities to the best of their abilities.
Broadway Park has a focus on improving an unused area of town, as the perfect place to sit and be rejuvenated. Much like the more recent Veterans Park that was installed between Malin Country Diner and the Malin Farmers Market, The Broadway Park will have a mural that depicts our Broadway Theater and even some patio-like features. However the Broadway Park will contrast the Veterans Park when it comes to the grassy landscape that is the aim. The design of the park will feature grass that will be watered by drip irrigation and will showcase a waterfall feature. “As people come into town from the south we hope that they would see the water and be able to stop for a place to reflect” Hagerty shared while describing what they hope this park will bring to our town of Malin. Other things you can watch for in this park will be a nice picnic area and place to play games like grass volleyball. During the Christmas season YFC hopes to partner with the City of Malin as they light up the city park, Broadway would also be lit up to complement the rest of town.
Just as all things YFC has done in this community and others we anticipate this park to be an incredible addition to the City of Malin. Make sure to keep an eye on this spot throughout the summer. Come this fall you will have the opportunity to enjoy it to its fullest.