Unity Park

1907 Caroline Ave; 46218

A community teaching garden where native plants and community garden beds combine to serve as a gathering space for education and celebration in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.

  • Vision for the Space

    Long time project partner, Felege Hiywot Center, wanted to take an underutilized lot adjacent to a city park and create a teaching garden and native ecosystem to be utilized both by the Center and community at large. The park has three main goals, serve as a teaching center from community members, a gathering space for community celebrations, and reclaiming an underutilized lot for native plants and wildlife.

  • Importance of the Project

    This project will work to accomplish many things:

    • Sustainability through preserving the natural landscape and engaging the surrounding community
    • Quality of Life by providing a space for learning, both through teaching and self-led discovery
    • Sociability by creating a space where community members can interact and engage with one another through food production and gardening
    • Accessibility by designing as park with the best interest of all community members in mind
  • The Design Process
    Completed Design
    The Design Process

    Youth leaders from the Felege Hiywot Center engaged community members throughout the Martindale-Brightwood area. KIB has hired the design firm W/Purpose to assist the youth in the visioning process to help make their vision a reality. Utilizing the  research done by the youth, as well as community design meetings, W/Purpose completed design for the space that balances all the elements important to all involved.

  • Work Status
    Work Status

    The space is complete with the community partners ready to start fundraising for a shelter.

    Contact Matt Wakefield if you wish to learn more about this special park in Martindale-Brightwood, mwakefield@kibi.org.

    Connecting people to nature, creating vibrant places rooted in community and building lasting value by working together. Committed to creating vibrant places and communities, IPL Project GreenSpace is a grassroots effort that transforms vacant lots and underused spaces into natural, beautiful, and functional pocket parks and greenspaces for neighborhoods.

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