Central Park

 Central Park

 Central Park was established in 1852 when the land was donated to the town by Horatio N. Bigelow.  The four-acre lot contains two war monuments, one for Clinton residents who served in the Spanish-American War, and the other, a Civil War monument. A sundial can also be found on the south side of the park, and the “Foster Fountain” on the north side of the park. The Foster Fountain  was given to the town by John R. Foster in 1890 and later was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938. A replica fountain was fabricated from the original Fiske Iron Works patterns and re-dedicated by the Town of Clinton on September 9, 2000.

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Geocaching in Central Park

What is geocaching? It is the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.

We recently received approval for the geocache in Central Park and people have already begun to find it! Here is a link to the description and coordinates on the geocache website, http://coord.info/GC594TR.

The name of the geocache is call “Park Walker” and the code people can look it up by as well is GC594TR.  Happy geocaching!

Park Projects

Check back for upcoming Central Park Projects.

Events and Activities held in Central Park:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • High School Graduation
  • Weddings
  • Summer Concerts
  • Olde Home Day
  • Wellness Walks
  • Passive Recreation
  • Special Events

 Reserving this Space:

To reserve this space for family functions, birthday parties, or special events please download the form below and return it to the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department.

Park use form

Central Park Posted Rules

  • Dispose of all waste properly. No littering or trash dumping.
  • Do not block or obstruct sidewalks; pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Recreational wheels allowed in a forward motion on sidewalks only.
  • No climbing, hanging, or stunting on trees or park structures.
  • Dogs must be held on a leash and all waste must be removed by owner.
  • Sitting on park fences, monuments, or structures is not allowed.
  • No swimming in, wading in, or climbing on fountain.
  • No gathering allowed in the park after dark.

Central Park Policies

Please download the document below that outlines the details for each posted rule, enforcement for each, and other policy notes.

Central Park Policies

Park Watch Program

NEW!  The Park Watch Program is a partnership between the Clinton Parks & Recreation Department, Police Department, and town residents. All three groups work together in an effort to help prevent crime & vandalism to playgrounds and park equipment, to alleviate suspicious activity in our parks, to assist in the enforcement of rules for each park, and to promote community involvement and positive atmosphere.

For more information please download the below Park Watch Program brochure.

Park Watch Program


Foster Fountain:

Civil War Monument

Spanish-American War Monument:

Central Park Landscapes: