CityScape gets grant for Wick Park improvements

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown CityScape received a $200,000 grant from the Howard and Jeanne Karr Foundation to make improvements to Wick Park and create new gardens.

CityScape will create the Karr Pavilion and Gardens at the North Side park. The work will include landscaping around the park’s pavilion, making repairs to the picnic pavilion cover, removing old shrubs and creating new garden beds by the pavilion.

“We know that our community values public park space and know that it is time for creative, attractive urban landscaping here in Youngstown,” said Sharon Letson, CityScape’s executive director. “We are so grateful to the trustees of the Karr Foundation for recognizing that our city is worthy of this investment.”

The work is to start shortly and be finished next year. Letson said public green space and parks and garden “help strengthen communities. This park is part of our Streetscape program and brings the community together actively, each year, to help plant, clean, beautify and create a sense of place that is unique to Youngstown.”



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