Meeting with the community
On Saturday, March 2, Friends of Needham Park hosted our second Public Meeting along with Park Pride. Once again, over 20 members of the community attended to learn more about our group and to share their ideas!
With initial survey results in hand, we discussed some of the major issues facing Needham Park today—such as severe stream bank erosion that is compromising the root systems of several large trees, litter (both small and large items), and invasive species.
Attendees studied other woodland-focused parks, such as Deepdene Park, for inspiration.
The highlight of our meeting was a hands-on design workshop wherein members of the community could put pen to map and share ideas aligning with our established guiding principles. Popular ideas included seating (benches), soft-surface trails, signage, bridges across the stream, and improved access points.
Developing a plan
Using the annotated maps from the design workshop, Park Pride will develop a plan which incorporates ideas the community brought to the table.
This plan will be shared at our next public meeting, on Thursday, April 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, at Corinth Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. We hope you’ll join us!