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On Arbor Day, October 28, 2000, the Town of Taylorsville along with many residents & town officials celebrated Matheson Park Dedication Day. The slideshow below features photos taken during the Dedication Ceremony.

The Dedication Ceremony began with words of welcome by Mayor Glenn Deal and a prayer by Rev. Roger Underwood. Following these opening words was the Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem. Activities included music by the Alexander Central Band, songs by the Alexander Central Chorus and poems, essays & artwork by Sugar Loaf students. Remarks of remembrance for Carl Matheson, Sr.were made by Mayor Glenn Deal, Carl Matheson, Jr., our Town Councilmen & other guests.

The ceremony concluded with the planting of trees by the Matheson Family & Sugar Loaf students and afterward everyone was treated to hot dogs & drinks provided by the Town Council.


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This beautiful park is located between 3rd Avenue & 1st Street and is within walking distance of the town and provides a wonderful escape from a busy day.

There are various public activities planned for the park throughout the year including an Easter Egg Hunt and Arbor Day celebration. Be sure to check out our Events section for all the details.

Matheson Park opened in the Summer of 1998 and is named for Carl Matheson, Sr. a lifelong resident of Taylorsville who was an educator in our schools and a businessman. The land for Matheson Park was donated by Carl Matheson, Jr. in memory of his father.

Reservations for the sheltered cookout & eating areas may be made by families or groups, presently with no charge.

Contact our Town Manager for more information or to make reservations.

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