City of Greenfield Print
2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
A parking lot will be transformed into a vibrant pocket park and community gathering spot in the center of the downtown area. Plans include the creation of a rain garden, a new bench at an existing bus stop, a chess table with chairs and a bike pump/repair station.
The city removed 250-square-feet of asphalt from a parking lot in its downtown and turned it into parking for people by creating the Fiske Avenue Pocket Park. The space has benches, a chess table (the game store across the street is the keeper of the playing pieces), a bike repair station, a pollinator garden and a quirky bee sculpture (pictured). The small-scale success helped in securing a $200,000 grant from the state's Department of Transportation to relocate the parking lot and expand the park. The centrally located green space has enabled Greenfield to both live up to its name and declare about itself: "There are many reasons to PARK yourself in Greenfield for the day!"
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