My town was incorporated in 1956. It's a military town, and up until about 15 years ago, it was pretty small. The population today is only 40,000. But even during the six years we've lived here, we've seen the town spread out, new houses popping up like mushrooms, and "traffic" come to our streets and highways. The town is nestled up against the Huachuca mountains (thunder mountain).
We don't really have a town plaza, per se, but most any large gathering will happen here, in the park.
Fairly often we have small carnivals come to town and this area is filled with colorful spinning rides, popcorn, and cotton candy. Every summer this area holds Art in the Park, a large gathering of artisans selling their arts and crafts.
The big indoor swimming pool is actively used all year round. Even during the summer, it has to be inside because of the lightening storms of the monsoon season.
When the weather warms a bit, the park will be full of families, having picnics, birthday parties with bounce houses, and sounds of people laughing. It looks pretty dead and dry right now, but it "lushes" up very nicely during the summer. And no matter which way you look, is a wonderful view of the mountains.
That's all I've got for my town plaza! Please visit here for more Town Plazas around the world.
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