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Add your voice to the Park Conversations

Snowden students share ideas for the park.Better pedestrian access. Family-friendly programming. Ice stands! These are just a few of the suggestions we’re hearing that might make Overton Park even better.

The first phase of the park master plan’s community engagement continued this week as we met with Breakaway Running’s Thursday-night running group, held a nature walk and drawing activity for parents and students at Snowden School, and popped up on the Greensward to have conversations with park visitors. We’re learning about how people access the park, what they do when they get here, what they wish they knew more about, and some things that might enhance their experiences.

Right now our team is asking a broad range of questions: we’re just as curious about what you might want to see happen in the southeast corner of the park as we are about how to make park membership more appealing. If you have five minutes to give us some feedback, we’d love to hear your thoughts. (All participants who provide contact information will be entered into a drawing for a free Roots membership to the park.) This is an early feedback form that will help our team determine the issues that really stand out to park users. We’ll then target some of the major themes and develop ideas around potential changes.

As we begin to focus on some of these major themes, there will be more opportunities for you to offer your thoughts. The first phase of our human-centered design approach has focused mostly on current park visitors, and the next phase will seek to capture more potential park visitors. We’ll keep you up to date as our Park Conversations schedule develops!