Play in the Bouquet
Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim
Topic: Vacant Land
Parent Project: ReClaim McKeesport
The site as of July.
TribLIVE |April 22, 2015
With the help of her son, Kim Brownfield-Perkins has been caring for four vacant properties on her street for the past 6 years. She is excited to bring her skills and experience to her site on the corner of Bouquet and Grant streets. The site is full of rubble, and home to the foundation of an old garage – which might intimidate some people – but not Kim.
After asking her neighbors, she discovered that the residents would like to see a community gathering space and a safe place for youth to play. She strives to create that space for her community. As of now her site will also include seating, lighting and plenty of colorful flowers (thus the name of the space). Kim hopes to add pay equipment and a pavilion in the near future.
“The kids in my neighborhood were so excited to see this project.”— Kim Brownfield-Perkins, ReClaim McKeesport Ambassador
1442 Grant Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, USA