Over the course of three days, more than 50 volunteers helped put 1,000 plants in the ground as part of a major garden installation in Allan Park this month. The park has been completely transformed thanks to volunteers, neighbors and donors.
For years, Allan Park hasn’t been much more than sparse grass and a fountain surrounded by four benches. The Conservancy has been working closely with the Hampton Park Terrace Neighborhood Association to raise money for the first phase of the renovations. As of the planting, $12,585 has been raised toward the $15,000 goal.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of photos from the three-day planting.
The park renovation coincides with the neighborhood’s centennial celebration, which kicked off March 11 with a ceremony unveiling a new historic sign for the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood. The sign is located on the corner of Rutledge Avenue and Huger Street on the grounds of the Coastal Community Foundation.
Located at 365 Ashley Ave., Allan Park isn’t far from Hampton Park but is a much smaller neighborhood park. Amey Allan donated the property to the city in 1920 for a public park. Her late husband, James Allan, developed most of the eastern half of Hampton Park Terrace.
Stop by and let us know what you think. In fact, you can join Piccolo Spoleto for a free community concert in Allan Park at 7 p.m. June 1. Enjoy jazz and bluegrass from the V-Tones and The Beebo’s.
Allan Park before (left) the renovations and Allan Park after (right) 1,000 plants were added to the park.