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08.14.2017
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08.14.2017
Volunteers Help Make Park Improvements! more >
08.10.2017
For the Love of Jazz and Parks more >
08.08.2017
Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park more >
06.16.2017
Celebrating our Volunteer Janet Dakan more >

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Fred's Facts

Frederick Law Olmsted incorporated what is referred to as the 7 S’s, these design concepts make it possible to spot an Olmsted landscape wherever you may find it: 1) scenery 2) style 3) suitability 4) subordination 5) separation 6) sanitation 7) service

Projects

Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park

August 08, 2017

Over several days, Olmsted Parks Conservancy coordinated 28 volunteers to enhance the much-loved Elliott Park. Projects completed were:

  • Painted exterior of the restroom building
  • 100 cu. ft. of mulch was spread around the playground and swing set
  • 55 trees were mulched
  • New lines painted on the ball court
  • General clean up

On July 29, Dreamsetters United, an organization empowering youth, spent time at Elliott Park with several teens and young adult volunteers. “We are extremely excited about renovating Elliott Park in hopes that the community can come together in a nice place which in theory will help minimize the amount of crime in the area. We just want to help bring the community back together,” stated Hassan Latifalia, Founder, Dreamsetters United.

Elliott Park is a popular area for the Russell neighborhood. Olmsted Parks Conservancy is committed to keeping the park as a welcoming greenspace until funds are donated to create a plan for future renovation.