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4Walls Intl., IB Arts Bureau and Neighbors Get Together to Plan New Park at 10th St & Iris

Nov 01, 2016 11:03AM ● By Linda Heath

4Walls Intl., IB Arts Bureau and Neighbors Got Together to Plan New Park at 10th St & Iris last Thursday the 20th of October in Imperial Beach's City Hall Community Room.

The group was enthusiastic and full of ideas.  The meeting was chaired by Steven Wright with assistance from his business Partner Waylon Matson both representing 4Walls Intl,  There were community members, volunteers from the build at the People's Art Park on Seacoast and Date, and invited guests.

The goal of the Park at 10th and Iris is to form 9 concepts presenting which would emphasize the needs and wants of the community. There were numerous categories identified and after all were recorded, a vote was taken for the top ideas for the Park.

This is to be a permanent Park and the Community members present wanted to have a Naval Memorial feature of the Naval Helicopter Base which borders the Park.  Attendees were divided into four groups and tasked with laying out their concept for the Park's layout and design features.  The groups came up with different concepts but some things were similar in all four groups:  A quiet respectful Memorial area, a water feature of some kind, an entry area to the Park such as an arch or other design, walking area, with minimal seating and sustainable plants or trees for low maintenance.  

The design was further encompassed by a wall or border for the park, with embedded shells and rocks to separate the Park from the surrounding private yards and the Helicopter Base to cut down on noise.  

The meeting was adjourned and a follow-up was scheduled for Saturday the 29th of November when 4Walls Intl would bring a conceptual plan for the design and build of the Park based on the ideas and concepts form this meeting.  All in all a very productive and conceptual meeting.
Linda Heath, Senior Reporter,

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