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  Pocket Park Proposal
What is a Pocket Park?? <ul><li>A Pocket Park is a  tiny green space  that can be found  in an unexpected place </li></ul>...
Pocket Park Perks: <ul><li>Green space, no matter how small,  is healthy for people and communities.  </li></ul><ul><li>Gr...
POCKET PARKS ARE GOOD FOR US! <ul><li>Provide Cultural Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Green spaces help us  breathe bette...
<ul><li>The midtown park may be defined as a small park- yet big enough in essence to reaffirm the dignity of the human be...
Environmentally- <ul><li>ensure sustainable and economic management of green space  </li></ul><ul><li>raise environmental ...
Socially- <ul><li>provide free public access to community green space  </li></ul><ul><li>offer children a safe place to pl...
 
Economic Viewpoint: <ul><li>People will bring friends and relatives and point out features with pride </li></ul><ul><li>At...
Great Cities and Great Park Systems are Synonymous!
Parks do wonderful things! <ul><li>-they become meeting areas for neighbors & friends to get together </li></ul><ul><li>-d...
Community Involvement: <ul><li>Volunteerism is a sure sign  a community is heading in the right direction </li></ul>
How do we do it? <ul><li>Search for Grants  </li></ul><ul><li>Community Clubs and Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntee...
 
Catalogue
 
Catalogue Continued:
<ul><li>- We shape our public spaces, thereafter our public spaces shape us.  </li></ul><ul><li>(adapted from Winston Chur...
Plants and Flowers Esparanza Fire Spike Mass Begonias Mexican Petunia
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. John Crompton says: <ul><li>Attractiveness is not only &quot;nice to have&quot;; it is the cornerstone on which the ci...
Conclusion: -Any available space can become a Pocket Park - all that is needed is political will and grass roots support.
We could… but,
What if?
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What I presented to the City Council to get approval to develop a pocket park where a vacant lot eyesore was.

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Pocket Park Proposal

  1. 1. Pocket Park Proposal
  2. 2. What is a Pocket Park?? <ul><li>A Pocket Park is a tiny green space that can be found in an unexpected place </li></ul><ul><li>Open areas of land owned and managed by local people </li></ul><ul><li>Provides free open space </li></ul><ul><li>Helps protect and conserve local wildlife, heritage and landscape </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pocket Park Perks: <ul><li>Green space, no matter how small, is healthy for people and communities.  </li></ul><ul><li>Green space benefits property owners, merchants, residents and visitors. </li></ul>Pocket Parks Inspire Us!
  4. 4. POCKET PARKS ARE GOOD FOR US! <ul><li>Provide Cultural Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Green spaces help us breathe better </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Volunteerism </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The midtown park may be defined as a small park- yet big enough in essence to reaffirm the dignity of the human being. – Robert L. Zion </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmentally- <ul><li>ensure sustainable and economic management of green space </li></ul><ul><li>raise environmental awareness and the promotion of biodiversity through education and practical conservation projects </li></ul>
  7. 7. Socially- <ul><li>provide free public access to community green space </li></ul><ul><li>offer children a safe place to play and learn </li></ul><ul><li>Give local people the opportunity to enhance the place in which they live or work </li></ul>
  8. 9. Economic Viewpoint: <ul><li>People will bring friends and relatives and point out features with pride </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts business and supports local economy </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown business owner’s support having more green space </li></ul><ul><li>Another way to accommodate future downtown workers as well as attract visitors to the city’s economic heart </li></ul>
  9. 10. Great Cities and Great Park Systems are Synonymous!
  10. 11. Parks do wonderful things! <ul><li>-they become meeting areas for neighbors & friends to get together </li></ul><ul><li>-draws crowds to downtown and in turn strengthens business there! </li></ul>
  11. 12. Community Involvement: <ul><li>Volunteerism is a sure sign a community is heading in the right direction </li></ul>
  12. 13. How do we do it? <ul><li>Search for Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Community Clubs and Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>McGregor High School Shop and Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul>
  13. 15. Catalogue
  14. 17. Catalogue Continued:
  15. 18. <ul><li>- We shape our public spaces, thereafter our public spaces shape us. </li></ul><ul><li>(adapted from Winston Churchill) </li></ul>
  16. 19. Plants and Flowers Esparanza Fire Spike Mass Begonias Mexican Petunia
  17. 25. Dr. John Crompton says: <ul><li>Attractiveness is not only &quot;nice to have&quot;; it is the cornerstone on which the city's efforts to attract &quot;high-end&quot; economic development is dependent. Expenditures on enhancing a city's attractiveness are not costs to the city. Rather, they are an up-front investment which provides a substantial economic return. An attractive community is not simply an end in itself, it is a prerequisite for attracting talented people and &quot;high-end&quot; economic development. </li></ul>
  18. 26. Conclusion: -Any available space can become a Pocket Park - all that is needed is political will and grass roots support.
  19. 27. We could… but,
  20. 28. What if?

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