Creating a Welcoming Heart of the City
Innovative Public-Private Partnership Fosters Civic Life
Reimagine Red Arrow Park is a multi-year, public-private partnership to foster programming and civic life in the heart of the community, 365 days a year.
While the park is active in the winter with Slice of Ice, it remains an underutilized community asset for most of the year. In addition, historic events in the park have influenced the community's perception as an uninviting space. To help document the park's challenges and opportunities, local architecture firm TKWA conducted a placemaking analysis in 2021.
In addition, the partnership brought short-term tactical improvements to the park, including adding public seating, art, and programming. The collaborative effort seeks to activate the ice rink as an all-season asset, enhance holiday decor, and recruit food trucks back to the park on weekdays.