When will the park be constructed and ready for use?
We are now entering the final design stages for the project this Fall 2014. The permitting process will begin Winter 2014.
If all goes well we can complete the permitting process in order to begin construction in May 2015.
Our goal is for the park to be in use by the end of 2015.
How is the design of the park unique to North Shore?
Since January 2013, the community of North Shore has been working with a project team – led by KDI – through a series of two dozen community design workshops. In these workshops (which had an average of 50 participants – adults, youth, and children) residents prioritized their community needs and the solutions that would best fit those needs. They chose components and programs to be incorporated on the new public space and worked with designers to create a master plan.
Our project team is continuing the design, asking residents for input on how they will be using each of the elements and even what materials they think would be best on site. The design of the park site is unique to North Shore. Not only does it take it’s direction from the community, but the design of the landscape and structural elements take their cues from the surrounding natural beauty of North Shore.
The final design of the park will reflect and celebrate the social and physical characteristics of North Shore.
How can I get involved with the park now and in the future?
There are many ways to get involved with the park both now and in the future.
Now: we will be having future design and arts workshops and your participation is always welcomed and encouraged. You can sign up to be part of the steering committee. You can join the existing bike share, business, and arts committees. Finally, you can start thinking of different ways you want to use the park, do you want to start a soccer league? host a knitting party? teach kids how to paint landscapes?
If you are interested in getting involved in any of these ways please email northshorecalifornia(at)gmail.com or reach out to us on the Contact page.