A few of us braved the cold damp weather Saturday for a brainstorming session at The Grove, the treed area adjacent to the Newton Wave Pool and arena.
There were lots of great ideas for turning this space into a more user friendly ‘commons’ some permanent, others just for a day.
Think “Jason Roberts” and his Better Block recommendations for Newton.
Imagine a canopy of twinkling lights like the night sky hung high in the trees, a giant chess board, flags strung from trees, kids art projects displayed. Maybe a farmers market, and cafe. Food trucks? Food always brings people together.
Those are just a few of dozens of creative suggestions tossed about.
So nice to see our community stepping up ! Stay tuned, this is just the beginning.
|Brainstorming at The Grove|
|These trees are gorgeous. We’re lucky to have them in an urban setting!|
|Imagine this place full of “shiny happy people!”|
|This mural is a great jumping off point. Let’s fill Newton with big bright splashes of colour.
Paint the town red and blue, purple and yellow too. We can make murals “our Newton thing”.
|Chess board here?|
|This boy has the right idea. Already naming the place The Grove!|
|Artist at Work!|