All told, 63 people participated in this community-led design concept. That is phenomenal. You can see the complete design HERE.
There was strong general agreement among participants that they wanted a natural-feeling park with native plants and the enjoyment of flowing water. Additional elements rose to the top as they worked through their discussions.
The attached site-concept rendering and some other illustrations provided by the designers at Johnson+Southerland are quite easy to read, but to jump-start your perusal, just a few elements include the following:
*Distinctive entryways at both the 27th and 28th Avenue ends
*A pleasant and ADA-accessible pathway through the site
*Sitting rocks, providing naturalistic seating for all and fun for kids
*A bio-filtration garden that will help clean the water flowing into the site and into our tributary of Thornton Creek
*A flowing creek (no culvert) with a simple wood bridge
*Down side-paths, different "rooms" such as a fern garden, a flowing-water feature, and edible berries.
Please take a look!
This is but the first phase of the project, and Lake City Greenways will keep pushing forward with design and funding efforts to make this park a reality. A huge thank-you to all who participated and/or will join the project as it continues.