A Tribute to Our Founder

On behalf of the members of the Crandall Park Beautification Committee, I acknowledge with sadness the passing of our founding member and past president, Harold “Bud” Taylor.

During the seventeen years of Bud’s leadership, many improvements were made to Crandall Park.  The new fieldhouse, performance shell, and fishing pier were constructed, and the pond was dredged.  In addition to leading the CPBC through big changes, Bud implemented seemingly minor alterations that had a big impact on the public’s use of the park. His committee reconfigured the softball diamonds to move one diamond away from the performance shell.  People attending concerts at the park now sit on grass rather than the infield of a softball diamond. Bud also started the fertilization program with Jim Girard Landscaping that has transformed the main field into the healthy green grass we all enjoy today.

He also made an impact on the park through the many “good” ideas that he gently passed upon.  He understood the importance of keeping spaces green and natural.

Bud ran efficient meetings and was willing to put in the work necessary to keep the CPBC moving forward.  It would be hard to estimate the number of advertisements that he sold for our 4th of July program.  Bud had the reputation for wisely utilizing the funds raised to make Crandall Park Beautiful.

The CPBC is appreciative of all of Bud’s good works in the community and especially those in Crandall Park.  We send his family our heartfelt condolences.  May he rest in peace.



Elizabeth Little Hogan
President, CPBC