Clearfield City to Honor Late Mayor at Park Dedication
Clearfield’s “hidden gem” park will soon bear the name of beloved late city Mayor Neldon “Nellie” Hamblin. The City’s parks division, City Council, and Hamblin’s family will attend a dedication at the park, located at 90 W 200 S, at 5 p.m on Tuesday, May 21. Members of the public are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony.
Mayor Hamblin, who passed away in November of 2018, was a dedicated public servant in Clearfield City for 24 years, serving as a city councilman for 8 years and as the City’s mayor for 16 years, from 1982 to 1997.
“Nellie Hamblin had a significant impact on Clearfield and left his mark in many ways throughout the city. To stay in city government for that long speaks volumes about his commitment to the city in which he lived and his desire to make it a better place,” said current Clearfield Mayor Mark Shepherd.
The newly dedicated Neldon Hamblin Park was one of seven parks in Clearfield that received new playground equipment in 2017. Nicknamed “the swing park,” this small park features swingsets, spinning toys, and a 150-foot long “Gravity Rail.” Tucked away in a neighborhood, the Neldon Hamblin Park is one of Clearfield’s hidden gems.
“I can’t think of a better way to honor a man who contributed so much of his life to Clearfield City than to put his name on part of that city,” said Mayor Shepherd.