THE MASTER PLAN
The Winnipesaukee River (or Winnipiseogee River, depending on how far back you go) is the reason that Franklin Falls exists. In looking back to our industrial past, we are able to reimagine our community's future, and it lies on the riverbank.
When finished, the park will consist of 13 acres, with an adjacent 21 conserved acres, and three whitewater features.
The primary goal of all improvements is simple... to connect the community to the river.
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"If you want to see what's next in the State of New Hampshire... look no further than Franklin."
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Provide a location for food production within the downtown area. Provide surplus food to those in need in the community. Build community and provide opportunities to learn about food production and nutrition. Provide additional vegetation and ecological function in the downtown. Add beauty and seasonal interest. Create an outdoor gathering space. Serve as a gateway to Mill City Park and Downtown Franklin!
Picture from Beacon Hill Edible Food Forest in Seattle, WA.
Historical Mill Ruins Trail
To celebrate the natural and cultural history represented by the mill ruins on site, part of the walking trail by the river will be dedicated to communicating this history and heritage to park visitors through strategically placed interpretive signage.
Photo from the Mill River Park, developed and maintained by Plainfield, Massachusetts Historical Society.
This whitewater park has the potential to reimagine and revitalize Franklin. It will promote development and redevelopment, attract businesses, enable entrepreneurs to start new businesses, and increase the attractiveness of the City to prospective residents and tourists alike.
Picture from the Arkansas River.
Something For Everyone
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