New Bryant Street Parklet – Community Green Space

The HPCC is proud to announce that as of this month, the empty lot at the corner of Bryant Street and N. Euclid Avenue next to Casa Basil will officially become a community space! The parklet represents a unique collaboration between the property owner, the Highland Park Community Development Corporation (HPCDC), and the HPCC. Not only will the parklet provide an attractive green space in our business district for community members to enjoy, it is also a way for us to support our local businesses by creating more outdoor seating options for customers and visitors to Bryant Street.

We have two events happening there this weekend – please come down!

Clean-up: Saturday, October 24, 11 am – 3 pm

We need your help removing trash, debris, overgrown shrubs, and the old broken picnic tables. We’ll be building new four wooden picnic tables, including one that is wheelchair accessible that will be located on a new compact gravel path. We’ll also be decorating the space for fall with mums, hay bales, and other seasonal decorations. Please visit Signup Genius and sign up to help or just drop by and lend a hand!

Fall Pumpkin Patch: Sunday, October 25, 11 am – 2 pm

Get ready for Halloween! Come and pick your own pumpkin (one per person while supplies last) and a baggie with materials and instructions for creating two Halloween crafts in the comfort of your home with your little trick-or-treaters! Pumpkins and craft kits are free, we just request a contribution to the HPCC or a donation of non-perishables for Vintage Senior Center, if possible. Special thanks to the Bryant Street Market for so-sponsoring this event!