Space 4 Art recently partnered with the Greater Logan Heights BAME CDC and students and teachers from King-Chavez High School to build upon ongoing work to develop and revitalize the neighborhood business corridor. Together, we worked to transform a neglected, trash-strewn lot on Imperial Avenue from a public eyesore into a vibrant community garden and park in an area that has a tremendous deficit of such spaces. The Gilliam Family Community Garden & Park project:
- Develops an abandoned plot of land in Logan Heights into a community garden and park with broad local resident and business support.
- Establishes a grassroots organizing campaign, based on experience with Logan Heights pilot project, for other communities to replicate in their own campaigns to develop parks and open space.
- Educates and organizes community members around green-space deficits and the importance of park and open spaces for healthy communities.
Click on the photos to advance slideshow. Photos courtesy of Paul W. Koester Photography.