Grifton Town Commons, located at 553 Queen St, was dedicated in January of 1985 to serve as a focal point
for the downtown area. It has been center stage for the annual Shad Festival for many years and is a common meeting place for the citizens of the town. In 2011, the Town Commons went through a total transformation to beautify the lot into a more welcoming area. The original circular brick structure was demolished, leaving only the monument seen in the middle. Benches, walkways, landscaping, fences and a trellis was constructed to improve the public space.