Project Details

Location:
Main & State St.
Akron, OH

Completion Date:
Fall 2008

Project Scope:
Complete Overhaul of Blighted Space
Area Cleanup & Graffiti Removal
Installation of Block Walls
Installation of Bocce Courts

Project Partners:
Ohio Landscape Association
City of Akron
Willoway Nurseries
Graf Growers
Keep Akron Beautiful
Vizmeg Landscape
Suncrest Gardens
Impact Landscaping & Irrigation
Edenscape
Weed Man

Our 2008 efforts culminated with the massive renovation of a blighted public green space. To pull off this massive project, Project EverGreen brought together local Akron contractors, City of Akron and public works officials, and the people of Akron, including 300 volunteers from the JCC Maccabi Games (an annual international Olympic-style, athletic, cultural and social event that has united Jewish teens).

The newly designed green space serves as home to bocce courts, cornhole and many other fun activities. Volunteers completely overhauled the park, creating a permanent and tangible reminder of the benefits of green spaces and the EverGreen Zone initiative.

Recognition

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Independent Research Reveals Project EverGreen Increases Consumer Awareness about Benefits of Green Spaces by 22% in Akron

December 28th, 2009|Comments Off on Independent Research Reveals Project EverGreen Increases Consumer Awareness about Benefits of Green Spaces by 22% in Akron

A major shift in consumer awareness about the value of green spaces in Akron, Ohio, [...]

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City of Akron Declares May “Project EverGreen” Month

April 27th, 2009|Comments Off on City of Akron Declares May “Project EverGreen” Month

Project Evergreen is coming back to Akron and The City of Akron is officially proclaiming [...]

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Akron Contractor Award Winners Announced

October 3rd, 2008|Comments Off on Akron Contractor Award Winners Announced

Impact Landscaping and Suncrest Gardens Win Project EverGreen Contractor Awards Recognizing Excellence in Creating and [...]

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Akron Youth Reveal Why Green Spaces Matter to Them: Art of Green Winners Announced

June 16th, 2008|Comments Off on Akron Youth Reveal Why Green Spaces Matter to Them: Art of Green Winners Announced

Patricia Boh, Nicholas Hobbs and Evie Nyerges answered that question through poetry, painting and mixed [...]