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Friday, April 4, 2008

Local Community Group's Credo: Less Talk, More Action

Looking to get involved in an active community group that benefits our local parks and neighborhoods? Look no further than Friends of Ferry Park (FFP). After their first successful community meeting on March 31st (click HERE to see my original post about the meeting announcement) the ideas and community fellowship were fruitful. FFP is looking to enhance our oldest community park, Ferry Park. Here are some of the key points and initiatives discussed at the meeting:

1. A native plant garden (to coincide with Metro Park's bond improvement work and to be a community "chip in" effort which means any additional enhancements, like the garden, would be maintained by the community/volunteers--signatures are being gathered to present to Metro Parks for the garden).
2. Fencing (the team is looking at grant possibilities to enhance the proposed fencing's look in partnership with Metro Parks).
3. Better play equipment.
4. Art in the park (murals, mosaics, color--another "chip in" effort).
5. Street intersection murals (to address speeding issues and to beautify the area).

FFP is eager to get to work on these initiatives and with upcoming spring celebrations of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Parks Appreciation Day, there's no time like the present.

FFP is nearly done with an informative website (I'll give The Neighborhood a shout out when it's in play). Otherwise, if you too would like to participate, have questions, or ideas, don't hesitate to contact the friendly folks FFP at

Stay tuned!


Patty Cake said...

WooHOOO Kim! The Tacoma Historical Society is in favor of friends of Ferry Park YEA!

Lorraine Hart said...

Alright Kim! Staying tuned.

Kim Thompson said...


The THS's endorsement is superb! Awesome!


I love how this group sort of found me and I found it. Good things to come!