Sunday, April 22, 2007

Alice Harn Park

Close to 13th and Shartel, Alice Harn park is a great little pocket park. Most notably is the simple and clever little amphitheater. Its design is simple and elegant using native stone, probably from the WPA era. It is one of Heritage Hills little treasures.

Travelling up Grand from I-35 West, it is apparent it could use some of these same details. It is apparent that a center island of trees and a walking boulevard is not sufficient enough to raise property values. Grand has the potential to stimulate and encourage a thriving community that would increase property values and could stimulate commercial ventures. The greenbelt is already there, now it just takes the initiative of the community.