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popuppark-logoSaturday, June 9, 2018
11:00am-3:00pm
Downtown Main Library & City Hall Parking Lots

WE'RE BUILDING A PARK FOR A DAY!
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BRING YOUR IDEAS, BRING YOUR WHEELS & COME AND PLAY!

Join us for a fun day outside while we activate two downtown parking lots as a park space for the day to see what it would be like to have green space to enjoy in our downtown! There will be a digital park design station where you can share your ideas as well as fun activities for the entire family! Whether you want to come and play, chill, or share your thoughts with us, there is something for everyone!

THINGS TO DO

  • Park for a day!
  • Digital Park Design Station
  • Places to Chill 
  • Trike/Scoot/Bike Track
  • Helmet & Bike Decoration
  • Mobile Recreation! Rock Wall, Skate Ramp, Slack Line
  • Chalk Art
  • Family Fun for all ages

FAQS

  • Parking- The Main Street lot will remain partially open during the event. Additional lots nearby- Jefferson, Box, and Marshall Street Garages.
  • Bring your own wheels! We’ll have a Kid’s Cycle Track & transportation decoration station. Bring your tricycles, scooters, and bikes! Don’t forget your helmet.

WHY A POP-UP PARK?

This event is related to the Downtown Parks Site Assessment and Feasibility Study, see http://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/parks-recreation-and-community-services/downtown-parks-assessment.

The pop-up park will be a temporary installation along the parking lots from the Main Library to the Main Street Parking Lot. The event is family-oriented and will also be an opportunity to collect feedback from the community about their wants and needs for green space downtown. This temporary installation will convert parking lot(s) into “people space” for a few hours, populated with outdoor activities that will elicit the feeling of an urban park. There will be activities along the entire length of the pop-up park to help people imagine what a park in that location might feel like. During the event, the City will solicit feedback from the community about the proposed location for a permanent park and their preferences for types of amenities. In addition to the surveys, large touchscreen monitors will be provided for anyone to draw their ideas. The drawings will be digitally captured and shared with the community.

We are also really excited about the Bring Your Own Wheels cycle track for kids hosted by the Parks and Arts Foundation. The parking lot near the library (across from Milagro’s) will be temporarily converted into a safe place for kids to ride their tricycles, bicycles, and scoots – complete with a bike and helmet decoration station and fun faux drive-thru stations!

Come out and play!