Photo credit: Maureen Porto.
The community concept is to create a synergy between resident’s cherished pastimes and the serenity prayer. The plan includes a horseshoe pit area (most popular past time of the block) and a “serenity garden.”
The current 8,200-square-foot (SF) vacant lot will be turned into a combined playground, interactive fountain, and a natural place of respite – Sacred Place. The “active area” of the park, which will contain the fountain and playground, will be located on the sunny western side of the site.
The Urban Farm was built for growing and distributing food to the neighborhood, but they would like to create an area that is specifically aimed towards providing a place for our community to come enjoy. We envision a space where perennial herbs are growing thick enough that you can smell it, where there are bright flowers growing all season long, and where our neighbors can sit and relax.
John Corea, a public policy research manager for the biopharmaceutical industry, bought a house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington DC in 2002. He quickly became intrigued by—and then obsessed with—a plot of land behind his house that was collectively owned by the community. Nestled between two city streets, Crispus Attucks park is a “unique...View