Thanks to the Central Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) The Arts Center has a landscaping plan to give our building a new, beautiful look! The last few years, CPNA members have mowed and pruned the grounds for us. It became clear to them that our early 1970s landscape needed an overhaul: shrubs are too tall for the site and overgrown, lawns are filled with weeds, and there is no irrigation.
We have a new landscape plan, thanks to the pro bono efforts of landscape architects Owen Dell and Lee Davis, and Jeff Cope, owner of Homegrown Gardens Nursery. The new plan features:
Shrubs that don’t hide the building’s architectural details
Controlled, low-water irrigation to help plantings thrive
Lower maintenance requirements, including less grass and no weeds
The CPNA has been sharing the project with local gardening enthusiasts and fundraising. They will start work on the new plan late September 2017. Assistance from the community is greatly accepted! Local groups and individuals are welcome to join work parties for plant removal and replacement this Fall, and/or Spring 2018.
CPNA has received $3,375 in donations to meet the $6,000 project budget goal. Friends of Corvallis Parks and Recreation, is graciously accepting donations for the project. Landscaping Project Donations can be made here to FRIENDs of Parks & Recreation. Designated to the TAC Landscape Project >>
Checks may also be mailed to Friends of Corvallis Parks & Recreation at:
Corvallis Parks and Recreation 1310 SW Avery Park Drive, Corvallis OR 97333
**Be sure to write TAC Landscape Fund on your check.
Your in-kind donations of plants and materials and volunteer labor are also greatly appreciated. Please contact project lead, Courtney Cloyd for more information and to sign-up: Courtney: cloydjc at gmail.com, 541-602-8031.