Greening of Downtown
Bringing a Vision to Reality
The Greening of Downtown program originated in 2009 when a group of community volunteers stepped forward to initiate one of the nine catalysts identified in the Downtown Vision Plan. The purpose of the program was to make the Downtown more attractive to residents, visitors, and investors by adding attractive and educational landscaping and shade. Because public funds to implement the program were not available, private donations were sought to bring the vision to reality.
The Greening of Downtown is no longer a functioning committee since they have accomplished all their goals. They have an impressive list of accomplishments.
The Greening of Downtown has added over $300,000 in improvements to the downtown area through private donations and grants since 2009.
- 165 trees planted in Fountain Park
- Joe & Marge Brown Legacy Plaza & commemorative columns
- Low-water demonstration garden
- Butterfly & hummingbird garden
- Sonoran cactus garden
- Performance pad landscaping & planters
- Island green area maintenance
- Disc Golf sidewalk buffer landscape zones
- 7 downtown vacant lot landscape enhancements
- Centennial Circle landscaping
Thanks to our Special Donors
- Joe & Marge Brown Family Estate, $65,000
- Arizona State Forestry Division, $15,000
- Town of Fountain Hills initial plans, $15,000
- Salt River Project, $10,000
- Republic Services Grant, $10,000
- Fountain Hills Community Foundation, $7500