A lasting legacy to the late Steve Powell will be dedicated Wednesday afternoon.

The Steve Powell Park is Hamilton's latest city park and a dedication ceremony is planned at 6 p.m. April 22, Earth Day.

The park is a natural setting along the Bitterroot River north of the Main Street Bridge. The Bitter Root Land Trust purchased the land from the Taber family and presented it to the City of Hamilton.

Powell, who was a main spark plug of the land trust, was instrumental in obtaining the land. The former Ravalli County Commissioner and founding member of the Big Sky Mudflaps band died of cancer two years ago on April 19.

The Bitter Root Land Trust will have guided tours of the area at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The dedication ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m.

Southern access to the park is from the fishing access site at the Main Street Bridge. You can walk north along the riverbank to the park.

Another entrance is From the north. Drive to the western end of Adirondac Avenue and park in a cleared area west of the Hamilton Sewage Treatment Plant. Walk across the little canal bridge and follow the path south between the canal and the river until you reach the new bridge. Cross that bridge into the park.