Heritage Square is located in Historic Downtown Taylor at 400 N. Main Street and serves as homage to our rich cultural history. It is 1.67 acres and hosts multiple seating areas under shade, a walking path and historical markers. Heritage Square Park is open for public use free of charge. Please check with the Parks and Recreation Department for special event planning.
In April, 1883, Ira H. Evans conveyed Block 22 to the Town of Taylor under the condition that it be maintained and preserved as a public park. Block 22 is 270 square feet and bounded by 5th and Porter, and 4th and Main Streets. The park was named Heritage Square in 1986.
Heritage Square Revitalization Project
In March, 2017, the City received a grant of $500,000 from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to fund improvements to both Heritage Park and to build a Downtown Skate Park.
A Public Meeting was held on May 18 where the design firm was given additional direction regarding the design and the results were presented at a council meeting. The conceptual design incorporates elements approved as part of the City's Downtown Master Plan adopted in 2015. Elements include an amphitheater, a spray park, public art display, shade structures and landscaping to enhance the area. Proposed funding includes $250,000 from the TPWD grant.
The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2018.