Imagine yourself here, chatting with neighbors, reading a book and enjoying the scenery and skyline.
We want to add an adult seating area in the northwest corner of the park.
Those of you who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time may recall there used to be a tennis court on this spot. With broken concrete and ugly 16' tall chain link fencing, it received little use. Eventually the City removed it. Today this area is little used. That's a pity because this area of the park is really special. Perched on a high spot, it offers wonderful views of our park and the skyline.
A dedicated place for adults to chill out
Our goal is to better utilize the 50' x 125' long area that used to be the tennis court and dedicate about 1/2 of it as a permanent (ADA accessible) seating area with chairs and tables, plus a Petanque court (see below). With its commanding position looking out over the pool, field and skyline, this would be a relaxing place to sit and chat with neighbors, read a book or holster your phone and simply contemplate how lucky you are to live here! We also want to plant a row of shade trees on the west side along Maufrais Street and make this a truly bucolic place to hang out. The rest of the space would be dedicated to a natural play area or terraced gardens pending community input.
Examples of seating areas from other parks
What is Petanque?
Pétanque is a French game where the goal is to toss orange-sized steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball (called a cochonnet) while standing inside a circle with both feet stationary. The game can be played by people of all ages and physical abilities and no prior experience is required. It’s a great way to meet neighbors. The court is really nothing more than a surface of decomposed granite that looks like a pathway. The "courts" would surround two sides of the planned adult seating area.