30th & H
Submitted by: Mark Dempsey
This place seems to have all the ingredients for a successful neighborhood park - including community involvement.
A pre-1950's park with a library and public meeting building, tennis, swimming, basketball, soccer and ball fields, and a play structure. It is so beloved that the neighborhood built the play structure (a unique work of art) with donated materials and labor. It has no parking lot, and is surrounded by a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
What Makes McKinley Park a Great Place?
A network of narrow streets, 10' - 14' street lights for night walkers, mixed-use buildings (commerce, offices, and residences). A mix of building types: mansions are neighbors with four- and eight-plex apartment buildings
Plenty of eyes on the park make it feel safe. Plenty of seating and picnic space
I show this place off, and meet people there for concerts.