Community Spotlight: Dixon’s Riverfront Park

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Whether it’s free yoga lessons or live music, there’s always something going on at Dixon’s Riverfront Park. 

“The riverfront is kind of the hub of our downtown,” Lauren Mills, spokesperson for Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street, said. “It’s a focal point.”

The goal is to have the riverfront become a destination not only for tourists, but for the people who live here everyday. That’s why Dixon’s Chamber of Commerce and Main Street put on a Summer Series every year.

“We want to make sure there’s places people can go other than work and home and school,” Mills said. “So it’s really important that we have our coffee shops and our bookstores and our event spaces and then our beautiful riverfront.” 

But longtime Dixon resident Kathy Yount said it wasn’t always like that.

“For many years they talked about developing the riverfront between the two bridges, but there was always the expense and money was going other places,” Yount said. “Well for heaven’s sake, finally we got it.” 

Shae Stanley comes down to the free yoga classes every Friday. It gets her out of the office and into the community. 

“It pulls us all together. It gives everyone a chance to know everyone, to meet new people in the area and just support our town,” Stanley said. 

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