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Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Brighter Future for University Woods?

The Times' has a story in Saturday's paper about the resurgence of University Woods, a three-acre park in University Heights that routinely been named the city's worst.

As we reported on this blog last month, Friends of the Woods, a group run by local residents, no longer sees the need to organize clean-ups; instead they give tours. In August, the group are putting on a block party in the park. Tomorrow morning there's a planning session in a local church. All are welcome.

Despite this activity, University Woods' future is far from secure. As the Daily News reported last year, community leaders would like to see the land developed and condos built.

The photo above was taken last summer by Alma Watkins, a Mount Hope-based photographer and a regular contributor to the Mount Hope Monitor.


  1. I read earlier this year that a Developer has approached the City with regards of purchasing the park land for the building of housing.
    Anyone know what happened with that?

  2. My name is Brandy and I am founder of Friends of the Woods, the group fixing up this park. According the the parks department, they are not planning to sell this land as they would need to provide us with 3.4 aches of greenspace in its place, which they don't have.


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