May 24, 2012
By Sophia Kecskes
With a $577,000 grant, the park won’t look like the 25-acre landfill it currently is for much longer. The renovation plan calls for walking trails, a soccer field and basketball court, picnic areas, a community garden, parking, and a sidewalk connecting the park to a safe crossing of NE Killingsworth Street.
The Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants program has invested more than $6.6 million in local natural areas since it began in 2006. Grants are designed to help nature thrive in urban communities.