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Jackson Square is a multi-use facility located in the heart of the Central Business District. The facility opened Labor Day Weekend 2007. The $5 million dollar dual level facility was primarily funded by a State Economic Development Grant. The grant covered the cost of construction of the facility that removed an entire block of slum and blight.
The parking facility has a total of 120 parking spaces. The upper level of Jackson Square provides parking for 40 vehicles with a two (2) hour free parking limit. The bottom level of Jackson Square that faces West Pike Street provides the public with 80 paid parking spaces. There are three (3) pay stations conveniently located throughout the facility for the public to provide payment.
The 120 parking space facility can also be utilized as an event center. The facility’s dual level layout provides a natural stage for concerts or events that would host entertainment. The Jackson Square facility boasts water and electric.
Shortly after the opening of Jackson Square, major improvements occurred to the entrance and exit of the Square. In 2011 a center support beam column was removed from the upper, Traders Alley level and a center ceiling support beam was installed. Additionally, pedestrian walkways were added to the upper level when these modifications took place. The total cost of these improvements were $32,550.
In 2013, the City funded improvements to the upper level to continue to accommodate events. Outdoor ceiling fans and roof perimeter lights were added to the upper level of the facility, while additional lighting was also added to the entire facility. These improvements cost approximately $29,800.
Additional improvements were completed in 2016. These improvements consisted of two (2) large handicapped accessible restrooms and a prep kitchen area. These additions greatly enhance the venue for community activities, social, or private events. The City of Clarksburg and the Parking Authority invested $198,700 into this Jackson Square project.
Jackson Square is home of the WV Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-Off, WV Black Heritage Festival Youth Block Party, Jesus Festival, and Clarksburg Uptown’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.
To host your event or celebration at Jackson Square please contact the City Manager’s Office at 304-624-1624 or visit the City’s website here: https://www.cityofclarksburgwv.com/259/Planning-Your-Event