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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The High Line - the Ultimate Pocket Park




The High Line on NYC's west side may represent the ultimate pocket park.  

Essentially, an abandoned train trestle fairly universally hated as a dark, unseemly, and hulking structure was slated for demolition - an action strongly supported by the neighborhood associations in the area.






 Until two guys happened to attend a public meeting and recognized the structure represented a unique opportunity. Persevering, over years, they worked to transform it into a public park.  








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Against all odds, new walkable places can be created. 


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http://www.thehighline.org











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Shade Parade Nashville strongly encourages you to consider underutilized spaces in your neighborhood as potential places for pocket parks.  

Send us pictures & address.

Thank you in advance for helping to make Nashville more walkable!











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