A Walk in the Park Inspires All!

Stephanie Kelley
A Walk in the Park is part of the Community Conversations Initiative that has been attracting folks to come take a group stroll through Perth-Andover to imagine new uses for flood prone lands that are now sitting vacant.

Chris thinks that a tree house campground or cottages  in the trees  would be totally awesome!

Chris thinks that a tree house campground or cottages
in the trees would be totally awesome!

The walks take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM and meet up next to the P-A Village Office.
These walks have inspired some true Walk Stars to come up with some fabulous ideas for ways to use these lands on the Andover side of the village.
The soil is rich and lush, there is a creek that runs all year long and a huge variety of trees and flowers are growing in profusion.

On a previous walk, Luke thought this space on Warren Street would be good spot for a Drive-In. On this walk, he liked the idea of a place for Beach Volleyball

On a previous walk, Luke thought this space on Warren Street would be good spot for a Drive-In. On this walk, he liked the idea of a place for Beach Volleyball

This looks like a naturalist convention! Why not have our own naturalist club??  with Luke Sinstadt, Peter Bowmaster, Stephen Andersen & Joe Gee

This looks like a naturalist convention! Why not have our own naturalist club?? with Luke Sinstadt, Peter Bowmaster, Stephen Andersen & Joe Gee

With vision and commitment from the community, this area could become a gorgeous showplace with many features that could attract visitors from near and far.
Every Walk in the Park has generated new ideas…how about:

Luke and Mackayla are proud to have a plot in the community garden.

Luke and Mackayla are proud to have a plot in the community garden.

  • A Public Wishing Well
  • A Labyrinth
  • Arched Walkways
  • Horticultural Gardens (attractive for outdoor weddings or other ceremonies?)
  • An Arboretum
  • Nature Trails with signs & stories
  • Lupine Alley
  • Tiny Homes in the trees or nestled among the trees as tourist accommodations. Wouldn’t you love to spend the night or a weekend in a fairy tale like tiny home?
  • Yoga and Tai Chi in the park
  • Picnic Areas
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Archery Range
  • A UFO Landing Pad
    The possibilities are only limited by our imaginations!
    Be part of the walk, bring your ideas, prepare to inspire and be inspired and join the conversation on a Wednesday evening soon!

    Tourist friendly Dog Park. It's a growing attraction for tourists to come! with Stephen Andersen.

    Tourist friendly Dog Park. It’s a growing attraction for tourists to come! with Stephen Andersen.

    Francine & Novella suggest a Tai Chi Park, or bike training area...

    Francine & Novella suggest a Tai Chi Park, or bike training area…

    The shape of this house in the trees was inspired by the Fibonacci Spiral. That's the spiral found in plants and animals like the sunflower and the snail's shell. The tiny house is just  270 ft.sq. with a small kitchen and space for a bed and chairs.

    The shape of this house in the trees was inspired by the Fibonacci Spiral. That’s the spiral found in plants and animals like the sunflower and the snail’s shell. The tiny house is just 270 ft.sq. with a small kitchen and space for a bed and chairs.

    Dean Butterfield with  a butternut tree AKA white walnut tree which produces tasty nuts

    Dean Butterfield with
    a butternut tree AKA white walnut tree which produces tasty nuts

We were not the first in thinking this was a great place for a picnic!! The V shaped cedar tree just seems to invite us into its space...with Danielle & Francine

We were not the first in thinking this was a great place for a picnic!! The V shaped cedar tree just seems to invite us into its space…with Danielle & Francine

This building sparked PERFORMANCE in Keely's mind. Art, music and theatre!!! Let's get dramatic!!

This building sparked PERFORMANCE in Keely’s mind. Art, music and theatre!!! Let’s get dramatic!!

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