Main Street Portsmouth In Bloom's [MSPIB] award-winning Beautification Team spends thousands of hours per year to provide seasonal touches all over Downtown, from Hanging Flowerbaskets to Pumpkins to Christmas Trees.
MSPIB Volunteers have taken on additional projects, such as the Tracy Park Christmas Light Display and the creation of a Public Courtyard at 535 Second Street.
MANAGES THE COMMITTEE
Photo by Toni Dengel
MSPIB oversees the seasonal beautification of Front Street, Second Street, Chillicothe Street, and Market Street, as well as adopted City Parking Lots, The Portsmouth City Building, and The Scioto County Courthouse.
MSPIB has adopted Alexandria Park, The Roy Rogers Esplanade, and York Park to oversee maintenance and monitor the parks.
In 2023, MSPIB Volunteers installed nearly 100 Hanging Flowerbaskets, over 60 Flowerpots and Urns, and over 50 Flowerpots at the entrances of Downtown Businesses.
MSPIB installed and planted six new Flowerbeds in 2023, three on Front Street, four at Tracy Park, and one on Young Street. MSPIB Volunteers installed new Memorial Benches in the Downtown.
MSPIB participated in the continuation of Sciotoville's Beautification Program and partnered with the City of Portsmouth Shade Tree Commission to plant twelve new trees in The City.
For more information on joining the
MSPIB Beautification Team,
please see our Volunteer Page.
To sponsor a Memorial Bench
or a pair of Flowerpots at the entrance to your Downtown Portsmouth Business,
please contact MSPIB for more details:
IMPACT OF THE DESIGN COMMITTEE
IN THE WORDS OF SUZETTE RHEA, CO-CHAIR
"Sue’s accomplishments with the Main Street Portsmouth Design Committee are astounding. She oversees and assists in the planting of nearly 100 hanging baskets in our downtown area; 60 huge planters in front of businesses are decorated with beautiful flowers; ten urns in front of our murals have been filled with flowers; ten large planters adorn our city building and 6 at our county courthouse.
Sue has also coordinated the grass-cutting to be privately maintained by Main Street Portsmouth at Alexandria Park and the Esplanade, along with the watering of all hanging baskets, pots, and gardens.
She silently donates significant amounts of money towards these projects and others. This year, Sue has also raised enough money for ten benches. Four of these benches were placed in front of our murals and six in Tracy Park.
Sue also oversees the maintenance of Alexandria Park, the Roy Rogers Esplanade, The Fourth Street Parking Lot flower beds, and the 1810 House Museum grounds."