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Youth Landcape Design

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The Shoelace Park Youth Design team held its first meeting yesterday at the Learning Tree, followed by a walk through the Shoelace Park. The team, composed of  middle and high school students from the area will be working together with Mathews Nielsen, a  landscape design firm contracted to prepare the plan for the new park. The youth will propose ideas and share their opinions about what makes a great park while also learning the process of landscape architecture, river conservation and public policy. After settling on several important aspects, they will present their work to the community at an open community planning charrette.  On this first site walk, the students studied maps which showed the river and the park as it is today with overlaid references to past elements, as well as discussing the history and ecology of the neighborhood and the river. DG

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