Washington Square Park Community Association will hold a public brainstorming session to discuss ideas, solutions and opportunities about the park’s future from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 2 at 3 City Center, 180 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester.
Established over 200 years ago, Washington Square Park is one of the oldest city parks in Rochester. The park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted is a traditional place for public gatherings. Frederick Douglass was a frequent orator there, and over 5,000 people recently gathered for the student-organized March for Our Lives.
WSPCA received a $15,000 grant from Rochester Area Community Foundation to explore ways to make the park a more vibrant centerpiece for the neighborhood and city of Rochester. The community design exploration process is open, inclusive and essential in ensuring that the vision of community members is reflected in this project.
Guest speakers will address attendees before they are divided into work groups to discuss assigned study areas and topics, as well as brainstorm ideas for improving those areas. Focus areas include the park as a whole, access and mobility, community connections, historic preservation, park amenities and the environment.
RSVPs are requested. Refreshments will be served. Email info@rocwashingtonsquare.org or visit bit.ly/2INgb2b for information.