After more than two years of meetings and planning, city officials have come up with three proposed designs to transform a former Highland Park gas station into a pocket park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50.
Residents can view and vote for their favorite design online through Dec. 14 or they can review the proposals and vote in-person on Saturday, December 14 at the York Park site between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Nearly $3 million in state funds have been allocated to buy and build the approximately one-third acre park amid the growing numbers of new restaurants and shops along York Boulevard. All of the designs call for a gated park with an outdoor amphitheater or plaza, fitness areas and a restroom. But one design features a metal mural backdrop by the amphitheater and succulent garden; another plan calls for a platform slide and climbing wall; a third is focused on a play structure that looks like a giant tree-house.
The voting is limited to persons ages 11 and above. Click here to view and vote.