Standin' on the Corner Park

Standin' on the Corner Park

Infobox park
park=Standin' On The Corner Park

image size=300px
caption=Part of Standin' On The Corner Park, a tribute to the Eagles song Take It Easy.
location=Winslow, Arizona
operator=Standin' On The Corner in Winslow, Arizona Park Committee
annual visitors=
status=Open all year

Standin' On The Corner Park, (opened 1999 in Winslow, Arizona) is a publicly-operated park, commemorating the Eagles/Jackson Browne song Take It Easy. The park contains a two-story mural by artist John Pugh, and a life-size bronze statue of a man standing on a corner, with a guitar. The park is surrounded a wall of bricks, each with a donor's name on it, and a story by each of the donors describing their fondness for Winslow. [ History of the Park] ]


Up until the 1960s, Winslow, Arizona was a thriving town in Northern Arizona. It was a prominent town, just off U.S. Route 66. But when I-40 by-passed the community in the 1970s, many local businesses disappeared, and tourism-based businesses went with them. Twenty years passed, and Winslow was stuck in a phase. But in 1994, the La Posada Hotel came to the town, and re-awakened it. The Standin' On The Corner Foundation was formed, and its main function was to create a renaissance of some sort, so to speak, of Winslow. Determined to build on tourism, the Foundation took advantage of the town being mentioned in the song "Take It Easy", by the Eagles. From 1997–1999, the Foundation was busy finding donors and planning design concepts. Finally, on September 10 and 11, 1999 the park was opened to the public.

ee also

*Jackson Browne
*Take It Easy
*Winslow, Arizona


External links

* [ Official Site]

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