Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ocala's Downtown Square Renovated


Ocala's downtown square had been neglected for a long time and was looking downright tacky.  Not anymore.  As part of a larger plan for revitalization of the downtown area, it has been renovated and updated and is now a much more pleasant place for our residents and visitors... and even the homeless. 

The "new" square also provides a nicer venue for various events which are held there such as concerts, art shows and the Farmer's Market which is a Saturday feature.

22 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks inviting. Eugene Oregon ... City near where we spend summers ... Has a Saturday Market that is so much fun. Really peps up the downtown area. We need to explore Ocala area a little more.

William Kendall said...

Quite pretty. That gazebo structure really draws my eye.

Sylvia K said...

It does indeed look inviting and I do agree with Sallie!! Beautiful capture, Lowell!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Sharon Anck said...

This has that small town appeal to it. I like it very much. For some reason it makes me think of "The Music Man" and Gary Indiana.

RedPat said...

I think that large tree really makes it special, Lowell! And the gazebo looks lovely.

Jack said...

Looking good, Lowell. Looking good.

Randy said...

Nice looking spot.

Linda said...

What a lovely setting! :)

magiceye said...

Looks very relaxed...
Will you be covering the events held there for your blog visitors?

In response to your comment on my post - There is a bird taking off from the tree :)

Kay said...

Sharon's right! That gazebo looks like The Music Man should be marching right out!

Halcyon said...

It looks very nicely renovated. Glad to hear that it's also used!

llandudnopictures said...

Very spic and span!

VP said...

The new square looks very nice...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A town square is so important to the community, good to see your town square getting a bit of TLC Lowell..

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So wonderful when a downtown gets revitalized. Build it and they will come! Have a great weekend, Lowell.

Janis
GDP

Small City Scenes said...

It looks very nice. A mix of the old with the new.
MB

blogoratti said...

Looks really clean and welcoming!

Judy said...

They did a good job. It looks nice.

cieldequimper said...

Cool. I hope you'll go to the market soon!

José Mendonça said...

Great! And that tree is beautiful.

Kate said...

The renovation is fantastic; it looks clean and inviting..

EG CameraGirl said...

It's good to see someone cares about Ocala's downtown.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson