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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Join us Sat., Aug. 20 for a Picnic and Ribbon-Cutting in Jackson Park

On Saturday, August 20, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., neighbors and friends of Old North will gather in Jackson Park (North Market & Hadley) to celebrate the completion of a couple years’ worth of improvements to the park.

As noted in previous posts, including in June of 2009 shortly after much of the work got started, the improvements at Jackson Park were made possible because 5th Ward Alderwoman April Ford Griffin was able to secure city funds for the project.  ONSLRG held community meetings in April of 2008 to solicit input from neighbors and presented the city with a revised plan for the park to reflect the neighbors’ requests and recommendations.  Because of her initiative on this project, Alderwoman April Ford Griffin will take the first snip of the official ribbon-cutting after a few introductory comments.

A few weeks ago, dedicated volunteers recruited by Forks & Feet Forward Old North! (a collaborative effort by ONSLRG and Trailnet) and ONSLRG’s Green Space Committee spent a good part of their Saturday enhancing the beauty of the park with new plantings.   Special thanks for planning the planting day and the ribbon-cutting go to Miranda Gilstrap, a Washington University practicum student working with ONSLRG, and Morgan Clennin, an intern with Trailnet.

Feel free to spread the word to all residents and friends of Old North by printing and distributing the PDF version of the flyer for the event.

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