2014 Report for Cherry Ann St.
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Sedum (4), daylilies (10), yuccas (2), catmint (5), Russian sage (14)
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The Cherry Ann group formed this year to transform a neglected 5-acre parcel that was generously donated years ago by a former actor to the City of New Haven. The site is on the New Haven-Hamden border, and is positioned between Cherry Ann St to the north, Pond and Elizabeth St to the east, King-Robinson Elementary School to the south, and the northern portion of Beaver Ponds Park at Southern Connecticut State University to the west. Many neighbors participated in work days and attended meetings to discuss proposed improvements. The City has committed resources to provide infrastructure such as playground equipment, but the timeline is uncertain. The community has begun to restore the site by removing brush and trash, and weeding invasive plants. In the final weeks of the summer the volunteers planted perennials and a crabapple tree, and neighborhood children painted bricks to outline the planting area.