Building A Spirit Of Place - Enriching & Sustaining Pride in Keene


Pavilion Fuller Park

Through the Building a Spirit of Place project, the Keene Lions Club has donated a new pavilion at Fuller Park, located at the Recreation Center.  The pavillion was given to the City in an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 25th. The Keene Lions Club is well known for their community Broadway productions every year and shares a mutual belief that recreational opportunities should include the performing arts. The pavilion is located at the end of the park near the intersection of Washington and Gilsum Streets. The stage faces back to the Recreation Center providing a natural seating area for performances. This will provide an opportunity for additional concerts, performing arts, movies and children’s summer entertainment shows. A sign has been placed on the pavilion indicating the tremendous contribution of over $45,000.00 to the City, reading “Keene Lions Club Pavilion.” The sign indicates a simple gesture for continuing to improve the quality of life within the City, as they have for many years.  

In addition to the Fuller Park Pavilion, The Lions Club of Keene has also donated an outdoor movie screen to the Parks & Recreation Center. This wonderful new addition allowed our Department to offer a free outdoor movie series to the public in the summer months, and we look forward to next summer’s outdoor film series!

Building a Spirit of Place is a Keene community development and beautification project supported by the community, businesses and civic organizations.  We seek to enhance the appearance of Keene while building a sense of pride and community spirit, thereby improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of our city and its neighborhoods for today and tomorrow. We embrace the proposition that citizens can create and shape the communities in which they live. We challenge organizations and individuals to enhance the appearance of their community, while building a sense of involvement and pride.

We envision a strong, vibrant place where the health and well-being of Keene and the people who live, play, study and work here are nourished and supported. We visualize a community where our residents work together and participate in a meaningful communal life. Building a Spirit of Place seeks to foster pride and awareness working together for our city and the quality of life for those who call Keene home.

We challenge you to help us deepen the value and appeal of Keene, while awakening community pride. Volunteer, donate, spread the word – get involved!  

See the links in the left-most column of this web page for some project ideas.  

Have an idea?  A question?  A donation?  Fill out our form.

Contact us at (603) 357-9804.

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