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History

The Beginning

The 10th Street Community Park opened in April 2011 spring after several years of lobbying municipal departments and elected officials. The idea for the park originated with the community’s concern about the condition of a city owned parcel of land within our neighborhood. This concern prompted a group of neighborhood residents to challenge the city to turn this neighborhood blight into a positive community asset.

unused lotIt was the goal of the neighborhood to turn this local blight into a positive element of the neighborhood featuring green space, trees and benches that can be used by residents as low impact recreation space.

First Year

Friends of the 10th Street Park received training from the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) on park maintenance, including sod and fountain maintenance. We completed assessments to ensure that all contractual obligations have been delivered and worked to get items under warranty replaced. Neighbors and members of our organization participated in bi-monthly park-clean ups to weed and plant bulbs in the park. In the first year of the park’s existence, our board spent an estimated 20 hours a week looking after the park. We have learned so much this year about park management and have plans to build and expand upon our inaugural year.

Check out our latest Friends of the Tenth Street Park Annual Report to learn more about what we do for the community!

Friends of the Tenth Street Park Annual Report 2014

News and Past Events

Timeline of the Development of the Park