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Design ideas needed for new 19th and Madison park

The 4,500 square foot, triangular-shaped lot at the corner of 19th and Madison has all the potential to be transformed from a rundown, vacant lot to a tranquil green, urban oasis, but before the makeover begins, the city needs public input.

We’ve told you about the 19th and Madison Park, next to the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center, before:

The park’s boosters received a $15,300 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods for a public meeting and design process to create a community-supported plan for the park. The goal is to create a park “for all ages and abilities” that is safe, relaxing and fun.

To complete the design phase, the community is invited to attend a design meeting, take an online survey, get involved by volunteering or donate to the park.

Landscape artist J.A. Brennan & Associates and public artist Carolyn Law will then make the designs a reality.

Meet the Steering Committee, learn about the project and share ideas for the park at three upcoming meetings:

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center – 1625 19

th Ave, 1st floor conference room

March 5: Take in ideas

March 27: Evaluate alternatives

May 28: Review preferred plan

Learn more online at  19thandmadison.wordpress.com.

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5 thoughts on “Design ideas needed for new 19th and Madison park

  1. “triangular-shaped lot at the corner of 19th and Madison has all the potential to be transformed from a rundown, vacant lot to a tranquil green, urban oasis”

    Their will be nothing “tranquil and green” about this noisy corner on busy Madison street. The area would be better served by making this an urban off-leash area, which is badly needed in this part of town.

  2. When this was first proposed I pointed out the lack of tranquility on Madison and noted that the equivalent triangular tranquil green oasis park at 20th and Madison (installed ~ 10 years ago by Planned Parenthood) is almost always empty.

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