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                                          Featuring Julie Bush:                                               Working Together to Create Safe, Healthy Neighborhoods

Tuesday, September 26, 2017  |   Palace Theater, 2384 James Street


The Eastwood neighborhood invites you to join us for this event about how our environment affects our quality of life, and what we can do to improve it.

Come together to enjoy a free dinner and presentation by Julie Bush, a landscape architect and partner in the firm of Ground Reconsidered, in Philadelphia, PA. She will share her experience of creating parks and public open space in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and how to improve the impact of parks in supporting healthy neighborhoods. 

The Visioning Voices Speaker Series events are open to those who want to learn about how to make positive change in their neighborhood. We encourage community members and neighborhood organizations city-wide to participate in this event and take lessons learned back to your community. 

The Eastwood event will include a guided walking tour of the Eastwood Heights Park and nearby community spaces led by local residents involved in the park activities and Parks Department staff. The tour will highlight existing activities, challenges and potential opportunities. Following the tour, our guest speaker Julie Bush will share her experiences in a presentation. A community dinner will be served by the Palace Theatre. Then, the hands-on workshop will provide facilitated activities to practice ideas for effective outreach, participation and decision-making introduced in the presentation.


Please register online or via phone by contacting Maren King at (315) 470-4721 for the events that best work with your schedule:
• Guided walking tour of Eastwood Heights Park 2:15 - 3:30 pm                                                                                                                   Meet at corner of Mosely Dr. and Avon Rd. Park on nearby streets. Indicate on registration                                                             if ride is needed from Palace Theatre.
• Presentation by Julie Bush and Questions 4:00 -5:15 pm
• Community dinner 5:30-6:00 pm
• Workshop 6:00-7:30 pm


Come learn more about the importance of parks in our neighborhoods and share your thoughts and ideas about how we can work together to improve them. We hope to see you there.


Stay tuned for additional program news and updates!