The mural previously located in the Spice O’Life parkette on Main St. and Charles St. was an important part of the downtown Milton community for over two decades. The mural was commissioned in the 1990s by the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area. The artist and art director was Sharose and was assisted by Pat Schryer, Denise Schryer, Walter Chamberlain, and Arthur Miner.
The inspiration for the mural came from a collection of colourful postcards printed by T.C. Livingston in the early 1990s to promote “Livingston Park” (see the large sign at Mill Pond in Milton). The mural depicted adults and children enjoying recreational activities at the pond including taking a walk, rowing and playing and socializing.
Unfortunately, time, weather and UV light caused the image and paint to deteriorate. Following extensive repairs to the wall by the property owner in 2022, the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area commissioned a new mural to be installed in its place.