I am so pleased that this Inglis Street Park has been renamed Raymond Taavel Park. You can read about his story here. I love the ideas that the Friends of Raymond Taavel have generated and look forward to seeing these changes happen over this summer.
On Wednesday August 19 2015 we set up a tent and played some funk and R&B music on a little boom box and asked people what they thought of Inglis Street Park. What we heard was the park was comfortable and had a good image, that people like location but many didn’t know it was a park. The park is underused and needs signage saying it is a park. People wanted to volunteer to help clean up the park and make it more active.
As a result in 2016 a sign was installed, old telecoms infrastructure removed, the trees limbed up, and new benches and picnic tables delivered.
Here is a summary table of the feedback:
|Green space||People don’t know it’s a park, think it’s private property||Add signage to let people know it’s a park|
|Shade||Not enough seating||Add more benches and picnic tables|
|Trees||Not enough natural light getting through||Trim Trees to allow more light|
|Quiet, relaxing||More flowers/a garden|
|Close proximity to home||Add an area for children to play, fence along busy street.|
|Hold more community events, especially local musicians|
|Approach Boneheads for a partnership|