City Square Park
We found this project by knocking on a door.
One day, we asked at City Hall if there was land to build a natural play garden.
Not only was there land, there was park funding and a hearty “yes” to engaging the community in the design.
We walked the block and knocked on screen doors and wooden backyard gates.
People were gracious. It was August, and the sun sizzled.
We met neighbors on front porches, in the streets, and beneath the pavilion, pitching our vision and drawing everyone’s ideas on big paper.
Combining neighbors’ input with the City’s, we designed and built a half-acre natural park at City Hall.
Our team of contractors, city council, neighbors and Places To Grow staff asked our business connections to join the project, adding 30% more funding to the project budget.
Corporate donors included McCoy’s, Whittlesey Landscape Supplies, and Woodson Lumber Company.
A fifteen-foot circular stage is a focal point for live music events.