Parks

Barking for a Park … Our Own Way

If you followed the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” $100,000 grant giveaway contest, you no doubt have heard that Montgomery came in fourth in the voting with 26,000 ballots cast. Huntingdon, West Virginia — with a population of just 50,000 residents — managed to pile up an amazing 87,854 votes and walk away the victor. […]

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Oak Park

Oak Park

By on 30 May, 2011 in Carole King, City services, Outdoors, Parks with 5 Comments

For generations, Midtown Montgomerians have enjoyed Oak Park with its interesting and diverse history. In 1886, the Capital City Street Railway Company purchased 105 acres from the Hall’s Woods Tract to serve as a city park adjacent to the first streetcar suburb of Highland Park. Soon after, in 1889, the Highland Park Improvement Company purchased […]

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Urban Farm

Urban Farm

On an overcast and generally drab day in April, various city officials stood on a red caboose and spoke to a crowd of folks gathered at what was once a repulsive scrap of riverside scrubland. With the train car as a sort of stage, Mayor Todd Strange and City Councilor Tracy Larkin stood in front […]

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Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

By on 29 March, 2011 in Art, City Living, Fun, Outdoors, Parks, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Idlewild Association (CIA) Spring Concert Series, starts this Sunday, April 3rd. The CIA concerts are well known to be fun and a great way to socialize. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to grab their neighbors, friends and family and come on down to the park.  Pets are also welcome (on the leash, of […]

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Idea Factory

Idea Factory

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote that inhabitants of our new nation were living in “times that try men’s souls.” For those interested in the future of our city, we’re living in times that try our consciences. It’s hard not to look at the city’s ever-unfolding ambitious plans and wonder if they aren’t part of some […]

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Yarn Bombing Becomes Vogue

Yarn Bombing Becomes Vogue

By on 19 November, 2010 in Art, Carole King, City Living, Fun, Parks with 1 Comment

Just when you think everything around you is “going to h— in a handbag” something really cool happens and your faith in humankind is restored. I have always been interested in public art, but short of historical markers and modern sculptures at shopping areas, Montgomery doesn’t offer many chances to look at public artistic expression. […]

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Green Spaces 2: Cypress Pond

Green Spaces 2: Cypress Pond

By on 3 September, 2010 in City Living, City services, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

By Andrew Cole-Tyson Note: This piece was originally published in an e-mail sent out to members of a young professionals group called Emerge Montgomery. We reprint it here with Mr. Cole-Tyson’s permission. Part 1 can be seen here. For almost two years now, 2WR (the company where I’m employed) has been working in partnership with […]

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Intro to Green Spaces

Intro to Green Spaces

On the evening of July 27, 2010, I attended the event at MAX Credit Union where Mayor Todd Strange spoke to our group of young professionals. The theme, “The Future of Montgomery,” was very relevant and timely. I believe that we are at a pivotal point in the development of our city where young professionals like […]

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Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

We first heard about the “Future of Montgomery” program by way of Facebook. Hey, we live in Montgomery! We think about the future! Perfect! The Facebook event told us that the program would be put on by a group called Emerge Montgomery, which we were unfamiliar with, and would be held at a center of […]

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Vaughn Road Park

Vaughn Road Park

At 21 acres, Vaughn Road Park isn’t Montgomery’s biggest park (that would be Lagoon Park, at 410 acres by far the largest of the city’s 90 parks), but it’s got to be one of the very nicest. Even in the most sweltering parts of summer, there are tennis courts that seem to be in use […]

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