Jackson Square Park in Northeast is absolutely the perfect site for intentional planning of the neighborhood’s green spaces. On Thursday August 4 6:30-8:00 p.m. representatives of the City, Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis Park & Rec will meet with Holland neighbors and others to discuss ideas for greening the landscape and improving water quality in the community. One impetus for the discussion is the recent designation of the neighborhood school Thomas Edison High School, as a GREEN school. Students, staff and teachers are at the ready to “green” the neighborhood!
Meeting attendees will want to take time to enjoy Jackson Square Park itself. The newest, and possibly the most notable, is “In Flux”, a spherical sculpture made of steel plates, sculptured glass and light. The work builds on the connection between the arts community of which the park is an integral part, and the Holland neighborhood. Surrounding the sculpture are benches and cast iron text excerpts generated during meetings with community residents and Edison High School art students during the artwork development.