Break it up! Help Highland Park ‘de-pave’ this Saturday

Having a rough week? Saturday brings a volunteer project that might be a way to get out your frustrations. It’s happening at Highland Park Improvement Club, where a “greening” is under way, as envisioned in the plan above. Here’s what’s happening Saturday, for the next step toward that “greening”:

We’re building an oasis in the asphalt – a courtyard, replacing a portion of the parking lot with permeable pavers and more gardens. So we have some asphalt that needs to be ripped up and taken away. Bring your muscles and whatever you need to vent this Saturday and help us hoist chunks of asphalt outta here. The asphalt will be prepped, scored and ready to rumble into a big Dumpster that will cart it away.

We will start at 10 am till however long it takes. Lunch will be provided and activities for all ages. And yes, there will be beer and other refreshments after all that hard work.

HPIC is at 12th/Holden.

5:10 PM UPDATE: A little advance depaving is going on today – Highland Park Action Committee co-chair Carolyn Stauffer just shared this photo:

Just a start!

5 Replies to "Break it up! Help Highland Park 'de-pave' this Saturday"

  • NW March 20, 2014 (6:21 pm)

    These folks sure do a lot I admire their community proactive projects overall involvement along with the North Delridge bunch I would like to see more of this happening within The Junction and seeing similar projects from neighbors here fund raising aswell. I have plenty to do this weekend but wish you folks well on this project.

  • Christie March 20, 2014 (7:29 pm)

    We will be there – it will be so nice when we are done!

  • LBJ March 21, 2014 (7:30 am)

    They could raise money by raffling the chance to ‘pound’ the pavement! Then it would be a fund-raiser in addition to helping break up the asphalt!

    • WSB March 21, 2014 (7:37 am)

      I’m sure they would be happy to accept donations, but for now, volunteer help is precious, so I believe they’ll just be thrilled to see whoever shows up!

  • Kay K March 22, 2014 (3:48 pm)

    Way to to everyone-heard you nailed it!

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