Jamestown’s Chadakoin Park Renamed In Memory Of Civic Leaders

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JAMESTOWN – Chadakoin Park has a new name.

Earlier this year, City of Jamestown officials petitioned to rename the park in honor of three civic leaders: Isabelle Jackson and Lula and Vivian Taylor.

On Monday, the trio’s family along with city officials unveiled a new sign dedicating the park.

Lula and Vivian Taylor’s grandson, Michael Chackelfordpena-Taylor says the dedication means a lot to his family and the community.

“The three of them were very close,” said Chackelfordpena-Taylor. “They worked on a lot of the same committees, they worked hard for a lot of the same causes, our family’s were very intertwined as well; it is just a fitting and awesome tribute to them.”

Both Lula and Vivian Taylor served in various levels of local government, while Jackson was a longtime Jamestown Community College Faculty member and civic leader.

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi also announced smaller signs will be installed in the spring detailing the trio’s legacy. New bathroom facilities are also in the works at the park.


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