Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to Make a Park: Redmond's Northeast Neighborhood

Northeast Neighborhood Park sits on the farthest northern edge of incorporated Redmond. A wooded haven in the midst of subdivisions, this park was the subject of a Master Plan conducted by Nakano Associates and a team including wetland biologist Cathie Connolly of ESA Adolfson and me, working as consulting artist and educator.

Watching this project evolve from concept to a work party on July 18, 2009 during which community members built the beginning of their park was awe-inspiring. The amount of support given by the City Council and the Redmond Parks and Recreation Department proves that positive, directed energy regenerates itself.

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