Located at the northwest corner of Ellsworth Road and Ocotillo Road, the 1/4-acre pocket park site in the heart of the Town Center will be a continuation of the vibrant downtown rejuvenation of Queen Creek. The pocket park, with an iconic clock tower and water feature, is poised to become the epicenter of the downtown redevelopment. The site, which will serve as a public open space amenity, will shine a new light on the history of the Town, with a plaque that honors the Town's Founding Fathers. The amenity is part of the Ocotillo Road: Ellsworth Loop Road to Heritage Loop Road Improvement Project estimated to begin construction Winter 2015.
Included in the design is the clock tower, water feature, open turf area and adjacent landscaping, seat walls, site lighting, sidewalks and enhanced paving, accent columns with planter pots, and bold "Town Center" lettering. The plaza and turf area have the ability to host a variety of social events and provides a place for downtown visitors to relax, have conversations, and enjoy the cooling effects of the water feature and tree shade. Anticipated completion of the pocket park and the associated Ocotillo Road Improvements is 2016.