Historic Bath Foundation dedicates new park

Published 11:45 am Monday, April 8, 2019

BATH — Three years ago, a campaign began to raise more than a million dollars for the Historic Bath Exhibit Center, part of the ongoing restoration of the old Bath High School Building. At the same time, a lesser known campaign was being waged by the Historic Bath Foundation to build a park at the base of the Bath Creek bridge, a welcoming green space for visitors and residents alike.

“The directors could not pass up the opportunity to create a green space at the entrance of the town. Three families stepped up to assist the foundation with the purchase of the lot,” said HBF board member Karen Sayer.

Saturday, a plaque was unveiled acknowledging those who were instrumental in its creation: Dr. Ed and Vicki Clement and the Honorable James G. and Bea Latham. The park was dedicated to Bath residents Gene and Susan Roberts, “for their generous financial support for this and other significant preservation projects throughout historic Bath.”

Bath Creek Park provides one more place to enjoy the view of the creek and ponder the history of North Carolina oldest town.

“Historic Bath is one of the state’s most charming villages due in part to the green space at Bonner Point, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 92 where the Landmark Palmer-Marsh House sits, and now at the northeast corner of the bridge at the entrance to Bath,” Sayer said.