Grackle Green Pocket Park Approved!

By Daniel Culotta
Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

The Grackle Green steering committee is happy to report that the pocket park project near Lafayette and Dean Keeton has been approved by the City! The City’s Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) will fund the vast majority of the project, plus handle the final design, bidding, and construction. We’re excited about this new green space in the neighborhood, which will include native trees, a small playscape, an herb and butterfly garden, ADA access, and a pool-code fence.

The City is working on final designs and construction plans, and we will provide an update when they are nearing completion. Once the City finalizes their plans, the neighborhood will have six months to achieve our match for the NPP (through e.g. fundraising, volunteering at nearby parks, and planting trees in the Grackle Green space). Please keep an eye out for announcements about these neighborhood events. After construction, neighborhood residents will handle upkeep at the park, so if you’re interested in volunteering to mow or take on other maintenance activities, please email !

Jennifer Potter-Miller

About Jennifer Potter-Miller

Chair, Friends of Patterson Park, Social Media Chair, Maplewood Elementary School PTA, and Content Editor, Flea newsletter

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