Brook Park is Shaping Up!
In 2018, residents of Northwoods identified what improvements they'd like the city to make to Brook Park. They wanted to see better accessibility for everybody, and also wanted more spaces to gather for neighborhood events. In 2019, the city is working on bringing that plan to life, and these are some photos documenting its progress. Work is expected to be complete by the end of June.
This has been an important project for me. Even though Northwoods has some of the most-used parks in the city, they had not seen any improvements for many years. When I found out that $30,000 had been allocated for parks in the neighborhood, I wanted to make sure we followed a public input process to identify the best place to get bang for our buck. Residents at the NANA meeting that Councilman Naser and I attended to solicit feedback were overwhelmingly in favor of adding an ADA Path and more seating.
Looking forward, I would like to come back to Northwoods residents in the next year and talk about the two biggest issues with our parks - the sad state of the tennis courts in Brook Park, as well as the ivy in Autumn Park's creek. These are both going to be expensive items to fix, and I think public feedback is needed to really give the city direction on this.