To improve our living environment through beautification.
Programs and Services:
- Maintaining Tracy Park for the use of concerts, community gatherings, fund raisers and weddings.
Did you know?
- In 1853, Francis Campbell donated the land, now know as Tracy Park, to the city of Portsmouth. The gift was in memory of his attorney Samuel Miles Tracy. Samuel was a Scioto County prosecutor during the 1820's.
- In 1895, the first concert was held in a wooden bandstand. A shelter house now stands in its place.
- Erected Dec. 7, 1878 at the cost of $7,500, the Soldier's Monument commemorates local veterans who died during the Civil War. This project was made possible by Women of the Soldiers Relief Society.
- A statue of Sgt. John Barns adorns the monument. He was one of the first Scioto County soldiers to die in the civil war.
- Various species of trees can be found on the property including oak, maple, ash, entalpa, poplar, willow and maiden hair. Click here to view a map.
Contact Info for Portsmouth Area Beautification Society
Address: 9th & Gay Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662