Learn about Heritage Park's origins during Historical Society's program

“How Heritage Park Came to Be” is the title of the November 8 program of the Taylor Historical Society, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Road.

George Gouth, a charter member of the city Historical Commission, will share facts and memories about the project, which dates back to the early 1980s. Visitors will learn how a dream about creating a regional park became reality thanks to the dedicated city officials and workforce and support of civic and historical organizations.

Heritage Park, which is located behind the library, is one of the Downriver area’s most significant parks. It includes a historical village surrounding Coan Lake, the Sheridan Community Center swimming pool and recreation facilities and baseball and soccer fields.

The park’s walking and biking trails are enjoyed by park visitors. The park’s Petting Farm has grown into a true destination point for people from around the area. The newest addition is the beautiful Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which continues to develop.

Participants in the program are invited to bring historical photos and tales to share. The night includes fellowship and refreshments.