for your interest in Bonham and Fannin County. The Bonham Area is
becoming more and more a place people want to be able to call home.
The City of
Bonham is in the midst of an exciting time of growth and of reclaiming
our history. We were designated a Main Street community in 1995 by the
State of Texas. The results can be seen in the numerous restored
next few years we will be working to recover the original uniqueness
and beauty of our downtown area. Heritage District improvements have
completed eight major phases. In the heart of our downtown
community at the Fannin County Courthouse has added parking
spaces, landscaping, trees and antique streetlights. Also completed is
the three and half blocks of Main Street, including a new seventy-five
car off street parking lot that is only a short stroll from downtown
BEDCO and the City of Bonham continue to strive to reclaim our history.
Bonham was designated a Texas Main Street community in 1995 by the
State of Texas. Though local aspects of this program are officially in
hiatus, Bonham remains committed to revitalizing our historic downtown
and surrounding Heritage District. The results of this
multi-year, multi-phase approach can be seen in numerous streetscape
improvements and on-going private investment in individual properties
NEWS FLASH: The HD-SOS program has been superseded by a New & Improved Downtown Bonham SOS expanded program, revised guidelines, boundaries & application. The new program now includes a matching grant for repairs, signage and facade improvements while funding lasts! View Guidelines View Boundaries Download an Application or Complete Application Online using our secure application service.
BEDCO launched a modest pilot program to assist building owners and
prospective tenants with the professional/technical assessment of the
prospective structure to help determine "what will it take to get this
building up to applicable codes so that it can be
occupied/re-occupied?" Known as
the Bonham's HD-SOS Initiative which stands for Bonham's Heritage District Save
Our Structure Initiative, it is an experiment in expanding public-private partnerships for the betterment of our community. A Press Release was issued Feb. 11, 2014 announcing the details. To access the Press Release, Guidelines and Application, click on the links below.
Powder Creek is a lovely
Park amenities include: plenty of parking, restrooms, picnic tables,
benches, a wonderful walking trail, and the remnants of a historic
cotton gin dam. It was created as a joint project of BEDCO and the City
of Bonham. Then BEDCO Executive Director Glenn Taylor oversaw
submission of a two part grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Departments which funded purchase and initial development of the park.
During construction special care was taken to preserve large trees,
which gives the park a natural, always been there,
look and feel. Open
since the mid-2000s the park is popular with joggers, bicyclists, kids, and nature lovers.
The next phase of the park - a much anticipated children's playground by Leathers - was completed during Spring Break 2014 and featured several dozen community volunteers working shifts each day through some very bracing Spring weather! Children now enjoy themselves under the careful and watchful eyes of parents and caregivers.
Powder Creek Park and the wonderful playground built by a large quantity of community support and sweat equity
are welcome additions that further enhance the quality of life for Bonham area residents. A disk golf course is also being actively discussed as a possible addition to Powder Creek.
Shown is the plan for the park. Powder Creek Park Community
Playground is located adjacent to the paved parking lot at 400 South 5th Street.