Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

2018 Greenspace Report

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association (CSNA) continued where they left off last year: stewarding and beautifying Lewis St. Park. Located at the corner of Front Street and Lewis Street, the park is usually buzzing with children and hardly ever silent. The CSNA community Greenspace group, composed of a lot of parents that use the park, met late May to share concerns, build aspirations and set up a plan of execution. Over the course of the summer, they worked diligently and committedly to carry out their plans. They installed two new gardens, finished planting up the hill behind their slide, advocated to have the broken park playground equipment removed, weeded, mulched, and watered the park. But most of all, they built a sense of community by incorporating the neighborhood and its children into their workdays. CSNA concluded its summer its participation in the summer Greenspace Program the same way they did last year, with a tree planting. A Robinson crabapple tree was placed at the upper Lewis Street entrance to the park, with plans to have Greenskills plant a matching one across the street come fall.

2018 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Robinson Crabapple )
  • 21 shrubs planted (Spiraea, Russian Cypress, Low-grow Sumac, Dogwood Tartarian, Blue Princes Holly, Knockout Rose )
  • 33 perennials planted (Heuchera, Daisies, Sedum, Russian Sage, Hemerocallis, Coreopsis )
  • 11.0 yards mulch spread
  • 8 events
  • 25 volunteers
  • 155 volunteer hours