Saturday, March 8, 2014

Brainstorming at The Grove....

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!