Square 1: Coming Together @ City Center

Come Celebrate!

Oct. 22, 6 – 8 pm
The Livery
190 5th St., Benton Harbor

Join your neighbors to celebrate all the hard work and updated designs for Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park.

Program includes project overview, updated design presentation, implementation next steps, and how YOU can get involved in the park’s future.

Enjoy complimentary light appetizers and beer specials. All are welcome to attend!

Special thanks to our sponsors:
City of Benton Harbor, Benton Harbor Parks and Recreation Conservancy, Kinexus, and Cornerstone Alliance.


Design Presentation/Workshop & Pop-up Placemaking

Lots of exciting activities took place Aug. 18-19 as we get closer to a complete vision for Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park. On Aug. 18, the community came together once again to view a presentation on the latest design proposal from the MSU team, followed by energetic discussion on where the plan needs to go from here.

 

 

Group-in-chairs-300x200The next day, during the weekly farmers market, the League set up a pop-up placemaking event to give people a little flavor of what the park can become. Comfy, colorful seating invited people of all ages to relax in the sun or enjoy a delicious taco from the nearby food truck. For anyone with more energetic activities in mind, there was everything from badminton to hula hoops to soccer balls.

The proposed design plans for the park were also on display and we invited further feedback from the community. A final presentation and report on the park plan will take place in October.


What We’ve Done So Far

Community Visioning and Design Workshops

After collecting hundreds of ideas, concerns, and comments about Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park at the Visioning Session in April, MSU’s design team digested all of the feedback and returned in June with two draft drawings of what the park could look like in coming years. More feedback was gathered so the team can refine the design plans and capture the community’s desires for the park.

See photos from the events on our Facebook page.

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Special thanks to our local sponsors Kinexus and Cornerstone Alliance.