Blake Street Pocket Park

Volunteer Leader(s):

Genese Clark
Magaly Fernandez

Neighborhood: Beaver Hills

Type of Site: Vacant Lot Vacant Lot

Address: 187 Blake Street, New Haven, CT, 06515

Intern(s):

2018 Greenspace Report

In its inaugural year, the Blake Street Pocket Park group has spiritedly and inspirationally worked to build community and transform a vacant lot into a revitalized public space. The group’s efforts included vibrant resiliency-themed mural painting, weeding and clearing of invasive species and overgrown areas, pruning trees, laying down wood chips and a walking path, and planting a tree and shrubs. Children and adults of all ages have chipped in to help. Thanks to volunteer efforts, the park is now a place of inspiration, art, nature, peace, play, exercise, and community.

2018 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (malus velvet crabapple (x1))
  • 8 shrubs planted (holly(x2), yucca(x4), purple nine bark (x2))
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 0.5 yards mulch spread
  • 8 events
  • 27 volunteers
  • 165 volunteer hours