HOME GR/OWN's new Dr. L. Carter, Jr. Park
Located at N. 24th Place & Burleigh Avenue in Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood
This new pocket park, created with resident participation from Amani United, is unique to our P4P initiative. In 2014, the Mayor's Strong Neighborhoods plan did a landscaping treatment along 3 sides of the lot at the request of the Amani neighborhood. Given that strong base, we saw an opportunity to take a site with "good bones" as they say and take it to the next level. This park is down the block from the COA Center and scant blocks from the Dominican Center.
Carter Park was designed & constructed in the fall of 2015 by HOME GR/OWN, UWM's Community Design Solutions & Walnut Way's Blue Skies Landscaping, employing residents from the North Side. The site has an existing, mature apple tree on the eastern edge. Additional amenities to be installed in spring, 2016. The 2015 transformation is only phase 1 of the overall development plan for this exciting, new public space combining local food, placemaking and public art.
Phase 2 has already begun with the Brico Fund/community selection of a public artist for 2016 installation.
Construction: Fall, 2015
Completion: November, 2015
|Features of the park:
|Community bulletin board
|Brico-funded public art install - 2016