In 1999 the Club bought the lot on Perkins Blvd (corner of McNabb and Highway 21) from the Perkins family for $30,000 and then in turn donated back to the town which made a double lot and formally created Perkins Park.

In 2001 the washrooms were added at a cost of $20,000 along with the Rotary symbol and the Park name. Then in 2002 the Pergola was constructed which added shade, beauty and enjoyment to this unique location. Christmas lights along the Pergola made it even prettier in the winter months. The two Red Maple trees were planted in June 2003 which were dedicated to Archie and his wife Gladys Perkins along with plaques which were placed at the base of the trees to commemorate this event.
In 2011 new plaques were added. Every June there is a BBQ and clean up day to make sure the Park remains in good condition. Not only can people enjoy the Park in the summer months but since 2010 more Christmas decorations and scenes were added and one of the highlights now is Santa’s sled and reindeers. Perkins Park is a public park that was created by the Rotary Club of Southampton for use by the Community and Visitors.
In 2015 the club in partnership with the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Project planted a series of gardens with native plants that are larval food for butterflies (e.g. Milkweed for Monarchs and Pearly Everlasting plants for American Painted Lady). In the summer of 2016 the club erected a Mural kindly painted by members of the Southampton Arts Centre This was based on an idea seen in Florida at a Rotary Park in Cape Coral, Florida.
In 2020 A small END POLIO NOW Garden was added at the base of the Perkins Park Memorial Sign. 75 special red and Yellow Tulip Bulbs and purple crocus were planted to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and Rotary’s commitment to the children of the world to eradicate Polio.