Hamilton Park Named After Steve Powell
The city of Hamilton has a new park.
Set between Sapphire Lutheran Homes and the Bitterroot River, the Steve Powell Park was dedicated Wednesday evening in front of about 200 people, many of whom knew the late Steve Powell, who was instrumental with his work in the Bitter Root Land Trust in securing the land from John and Helen Taber.
Powell died almost exactly two years ago and the dedication ceremony was planned for his birthday, which also happens to be Earth Day. Gavin Ricklefs of the Land Trust addressed the crowd.
Many Powell family members were at the afternoon event, including Powell’s wife Maureen and daughter Charlotte. Steve’s nephew Brian Simpson thanks the audience on behalf of the family.
Hamilton Mayor Jerry Steele and Parks Supervisor Terry Cole were also at the ceremony.
The park will remain in its natural state, with some changes planned as far as trails and access.
The land trust also unveiled a new poster that will help in fund raising for future projects in the valley.
Video of portions of the ceremony.