AN MSPIB PARTNER PARK
Tracy Park is owned by the City of Portsmouth. The City partners with a number of Garden Clubs and Civic Groups, including MSPIB, to care for Tracy Park.
Tracy Park is located at the southeast corner of Chillicothe Street and Tenth Street. Francis Campbell gifted the land for Tracy Park to the City of Portsmouth in 1853 in honor of his attorney, Samuel Tracy.
Tracy Park is a gathering place for Families and Events, featuring a large covered and raised Stage, a Playground for Children, and Veterans Memorials. Tracy Park boasts a mature canopy of trees in a delightful Urban Forest.
MSPIB partners with The City's Shade Tree Commission to monitor the health of the trees and Tracy Park. New trees are planted as the need arises.
A number of events are hosted in Tracy Park every year by a variety of organizations, including the Portsmouth Wind Symphony. The Symphony offers an admission free Annual Fourth of July Concert in the park.
MSPIB Volunteers work in Tracy Park at the Soldiers Memorial, planting and maintaining the Flowerbeds surrounding the Monument.
In 2023 MSPIB, with the help of the Portsmouth Beautification Society and Sean Boldman American Family Insurance, installed four new Flowerbeds at the south corners of Tracy Park. MSPIB plants and maintains the Floral Displays in these beds, which flank the diagonal Walking Paths at the park.
MSPIB is advising in a partnership with Community Action Organization of Scioto County on a grant to fund a project to pave the diagonal Walking Paths at Tracy Park. The paved paths will make the park more accessible to Seniors, Parents with Strollers, and People with Disabilities.
MSPIB organizes the Light Up Tracy Park Christmas Display every year in November and December, partnering with the City of Portsmouth Service Department and HopeSource Volunteers.