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Help us bring an urban oasis to Andersonville by participating in a project that will turn pavement into green open space. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 27, 2012.

Help us bring an urban oasis to Andersonville by participating in a project that will turn pavement into green open space.

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Help us re-imagine Clark St. and build community space

While we completely agree that a large, wide open park in Andersonville is definitely a fantastic goal to have for the future, it is important for us all to fight battles we know we can win right now. That's not to say we give up those greater ambitions; those are the things that motivate us the most. Right now though, we see a Parklet as an easy, and affordable way to address green space and open space within a dense urban area like Andersonville.

For eco-Aville and ADC, building this parklet is just as much about adding green space as it is about changing people's perceptions of the space that is all around them. Can we re-imagine our urban environment in ways that make our community more vibrant? Can a 40 x 7ft space, typically reserved for parked cars, be re-imagined in a way that builds community? We strongly believe that it will do that and much much more.