More than 1,000 colorful pinwheels will be installed in seven pocket parks around Easton’s West Ward and South Side neighborhoods this weekend as a kick off for the new Easton Pocket Parks Master Plan. The public art installation is being implemented by Easton–based design studio Omnes as part of a master planning project for the parks by the City of Easton. The seven parks are each about the size of a residential lot and were identified by the City as priorities for redevelopment due to being underserved and in need of improvements.
The pinwheel installations will activate the parks with ephemeral pops of color in a different color scheme for each park, inviting residents to visit these neighborhood public spaces and envision their hopes for the parks’ futures.
Visitors will be directed by signage to www.eastonpocketparks.com, the master plan’s online bilingual hub of engagement where they can complete a survey on each park individually or all seven. Visitors can walk away from each pocket park with their own pinwheel, and are encouraged to visit all the parks to collect a bouquet of colors. Pinwheels will be on view August 15-16, with installation completed the afternoon of Friday, August 14.
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Tracey Werner, Marketing Consultant