Bringing a Vision to Reality
The Greening of Downtown program originated in 2009 when a group of community volunteers stepped forward to initiate one of the nine catalysts identified in the Downtown Vision Plan. The purpose of the program was to make the Downtown more attractive to residents, visitors, and investors by adding attractive and educational landscaping and shade. Because public funds to implement the program were not available, private donations were sought to bring the vision to reality.
Low-water demonstration garden.
The Greening of Downtown has added over $300,000 in improvements to the downtown area through private donations and grants since 2009.
165 trees planted in Fountain Park
Joe & Marge Brown Legacy Plaza & commemorative columns
Low-water demonstration garden
Butterfly & hummingbird garden
Sonoran cactus garden
Performance pad landscaping & planters
Island green area maintenance
Disc Golf sidewalk buffer landscape zones
7 downtown vacant lot landscape enhancements
Centennial Circle landscaping
Thanks to our Special Donors
Joe & Marge Brown Family Estate, $65,000
Arizona State Forestry Division, $15,000
Town of Fountain Hills initial plans, $15,000
Salt River Project, $10,000
Republic Services Grant, $10,000
Fountain Hills Community Foundation, $7500
Landscaping vacant lot along Saguaro Blvd.
Landscaping at performance pad in Fountain Park.
Shade trees in Fountain Park.