Picking up creative steam, community members will continue to fine tune the possibilities of Riverside Park into unified plans at New London Landmark’s workshop held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the Winthrop Magnet School Library, 74 Grove Street. All are welcome to attend.
Peter Miniutti landscape architect from The University of Connecticut, and his graduate assistant, Madeline Schad, will lead the workshop with the results of participant surveys on what types of features are best for the development of the beautiful waterfront park.
Ideas that are being evaluated and selected include playscape selection, where a basketball court might be located, and other important considerations such as sight lines, and closing off roadways that cut across the park. Signage, accessibility and bathrooms and parking also need to be determined. Also, there has been talk about a pavilion, or another outside venue – come join the discussion and be part of the exciting development of a waterfront jewel to preserve for future generations’ use.
Landscape architect Brian Kent, of Kent +Frost Architects, will share with the workshop more environmentally friendly design concepts.
Also on the agenda will be a brief presentation by Art Costa on the continuing discussion of governance for the Hodges Square Business District.
CREATIVE PLACEMAKING for the Riverside Park Neighborhood is led by New London Landmarks, with the City of New London and a coalition of Riverside Park Conservancy, the Neighborhood Alliance and all who care about reconnecting this area of New London with the City. This project is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Office of the Arts.
For more information about the Creative Placemaking Project call (860) 442-0003, or visit www.NLRiversideArt.org or www.newlondonlandmarks.org