With Willard Park to the south along Washington St., and a new bike path along New York Ave. planned for installation this year to the north, and a connector between the two on Randolph, this project is intended to provide access for cross pedestrian traffic within the neighborhood and a place to gather and build community. Willard Park residents are partnering with RADC to fulfill goals set forth in the Near East Side’s Quality of Life plan, and support the investment efforts into the built environment by transforming two vacant lots into a contributing part of the neighborhood.
257 N. Randolph St & 252 N. Parkview Ave
Willard Park of Holy Cross-Westminster Civic Alliance, Riley Area Development Corporation and KIB are working together to create an eclectic pocket park between 257 N. Randolph St and 252 N. Parkview Ave. In the neighborhood where the Tribal Trellis Sings (graffiti garden) was born, this eccentric neighborhood and leading CDC are creating a space as imaginative and unique as one would find through Alice’s Looking Glass. A shelter designed as an oversized picnic table, a chess/checker board, art work reflecting the passage of time like on the White Rabbit’s watch, colorful native trees and plants with a pathway of recycled materials leading you through are all elements you may find at this space a year from now.