The Martha H. Moore Riverfront Park sits along the Tug River in Welch, WV. There is a small amphitheater, beautiful landscaping, and a stunning mural to one side.
Martha H. Moore Riverfront Park was developed in the aftermath of the devastating flood of May 2002. Several buildings along McDowell Street in the downtown area were damaged repeatedly to an extent that some of the structures had to be demolished for safety reasons rather than being repaired again. The City Council and Mayor of Welch had several goals to utilize the newly emptied space in the downtown area. The city wanted to create a space that would display vision and imagination; enhance the quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses; develop a visually pleasing environment for the downtown area that not only included green spaces with access to the river for recreation, but also streetscape improvements which would emphasize and play off the historic value of the City; and connect the new downtown development with Linkous Park, a more traditional park that includes tennis courts, swimming pool and miniature golf, skateboard park and walking train.