Welcome to the Historic Town of Clarkdale
A 2012 Centennial Town
"A Place That Makes Sense"
Town Complex Hours:
Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday & Weekends
P.O. Box 308
39 North Ninth Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(928) 639- 2400
Fax: (928) 639-2409
Historical Society & Museum
Centennial Plaza represents the first demonstration permaculture project developed under the Sustainable Clarkdale Initiative.
Permaculture marries landscaping in a cultural and historic context hence the importance of selecting the Town Complex as our
first project and the design of the central plaza area mirroring the design of Town Park. We created a garden focused on reducing
water consumption as stewards of our precious water resource evolving into a teaching space with the introduction of interpretive
signage over time.
The project features a rainwater harvesting system of 3 underground cisterns collecting 5,100 gallons of water off the roof of the
Clark Memorial Clubhouse, a series of catchment basins collecting water shed off the parking lot and the Plaza area, an automatic
switch using water from the tanks when available or potable water when the tanks are empty, and then three separate valves
controlling drip irrigation to trees, shrubs, and perennials. Plants in Centennial Plaza are either native to the Clarkdale area or
adaptive drought-tolerant plants showcasing the beauty of landscaping with this plant palette. In addition, we’ve created a Legacy
Paver Program providing engraved pavers purchased by members of the Clarkdale community highlighting family relationships,
community service or other ideas folks are interested in showcasing. In addition, we have opportunities to purchase benches with
memorial bronze plaques to enhance the Plaza experience – two of which are installed now. Furthermore, there are recognition
opportunities if someone is interested in sponsoring a tree complete with a bronze plaque highlighting the sponsorship.
Website last updated on: 02/07/2013. Email Web Manager