Wire | Vernon Avenue Pocket Park Official Opening on Saturday

January 14th, 2014

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Official Opening of Vernon Avenue Pocket Park THIS Saturday with Mayor Stanton

Shine Coffee owners Christiaan & Laryn Blok announce the Official Opening of Vernon Avenue Pocket Park on the north side of west Vernon Avenue next to their shop this Saturday, January 18 at 10am.

Image courtesy of Shine Coffee

In addition to Mayor Greg Stanton, David Anaya of Phoenix Renews and Colin Tetrault of ASU’s School of Sustainability will be on hand to briefly discuss the importance of parks in urban Phoenix.  There will be a ribbon cutting with Mayor Stanton after the remarks.

The park is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign managed by Laryn Callaway-Blok in September of 2013 which garnered over $23,000 from the community.  Landscape architect Kirby Hoyt donated the design which was implemented by Paradise Valley Tree Experts/Property Maintenance.  The park was built over the past few months. Future plans for the park include working with ASU architecture students on creating custom park benches and adding architectural lighting.