THE ROY ROGERS ESPLANADE
AN MSPIB ADOPTED PARK
The Roy Rogers Esplanade is owned by the City of Portsmouth. MSPIB has adopted The Roy Rogers Esplanade in order to maintain and monitor the area.
The Roy Rogers Esplanade is located at the northeast corner of Chillicothe Street and Gallia Streets The Esplanade is named in honor of Scioto County Native, Roy Rogers, the "King of The Cowboys."
Rogers was a famous Singer and Television Star who would attend Portsmouth Parades with a local look-a-like of his beloved horse, Trigger.
The Roy Rogers Esplanade is a gathering place for events featuring a Raised Stage, Shade Trees, and Lawns.
MSPIB Volunteers have spent over 15 years improving The Roy Rogers Esplanade. Our Volunteers conduct seasonal plantings in the Esplanade Flowerbeds, Flowerpots, and hanging Flowerbaskets.
MSPIB Volunteers assembled and installed the Memorial Benches and Trash Cans at The Roy Rogers Esplanade, and MSPIB coordinates grass cutting and weed control on the property.
Many Community Events are held on The Roy Rogers Esplanade including MSPIB's seasonal Farmers Market, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth's Annual Fish Fry, and entertainment and Artist Booths for Portsmouth's Art Walks.