This project significantly beautified the most prominently used public space in the Cemetery. As the terminus of the annual Covington Memorial Day Parade, the area around the Speaker’s Platform is very recognizable to parade participants and creates a lasting first impression for first time visitors to the Cemetery on Memorial Day.
The landscaping improvements were designed by landscape architect Ms. Rachel Comte of Madison Tree Care & Landscaping, who donated her services to the Friends, and were installed by volunteers from the Master Gardeners Program, the Westside Action Coalition and the Friends of Peaselburg Neighborhood Association.
Cost $1,600. Funding for this project was provided by the Place Matters Grant awarded by the Center for Great Neighborhoods.