Yesterday, the Community Circle was featured on the front page of the Star Press newspaper with an article by Seth Slabaugh titled Tiny Park, ‘Enormous Collaboration’.
This past weekend, we installed pavers at the new park at the corner of Cherry and Main. The Old West End Neighborhood Association voted to officially name it “Community Circle.” We will hold another work day on May 16th, starting at 1:30 pm. We intend to finish putting pavers down in the circle and begin planting.
With the support of the Ball Brothers Foundation, I am working with a group of Ball State students from the Departments of Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, and Anthropology to help develop a new park in the Old West End of Muncie. The project, which began last fall, is a collaboration with the Old West End Neighborhood Association. Students recently completed the final site design and we are in the initial phase of the project’s implementation. We will be hosting a work day at the site (on the corner of Main and Cherry Streets) on April 25th. Please contact me if you are interested in getting involved in the project.
Today the Hub Community Garden was featured on the front page of the Muncie Star Press. The project, which grew out of collaboration between students from Ball State University and local business owner Hans Heintzelman, is designed to encourage the development of green space in downtown Muncie and serve as a potential model for the community.