2018 Report for Blake Street Pocket Park

Neighborhood:

Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

187 Blake Street, New Haven, CT, 06515

Year

2018

Number of volunteers

27

Total volunteer hours

165

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

1

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malus velvet crabapple (x1)

Number of shrubs planted

8

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holly(x2), yucca(x4), purple nine bark (x2)

Number of perennials planted

0

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n/a

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

0.50

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Stonedust

Quantity:

1.00

Category:

Woodchips

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

two truck loads of wood chips from the Parks Department

Summary

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.