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Park portrait: a little neighborhood park

Park Portrait: Arbutus Court

Arbutus Court Park in Traverse City, just off of Boon St., is a small neighborhood pocket park. According to a resident who walked by, it is the ‘big kids’ park in the neighborhood. The smaller kids use the nearby Boon Street Park. Personally, I appreciate small parks like Arbutus Court; they add significantly to a neighborhood and are a neutral, public space for people to meet and gather, or just sit alone.

It be interesting to see if the neighborhood would like to work on a small beautification project here. At the least, the city could find some funds to expand the basketball court to something more than a 3-second lane. Although, it is a good place to practice free throws. Additional parks images.

* Reminder, a map of all 34 city parks is available at the government center. You can also view and download a digital version at the MyWHaT Scribed site.

  1. aastricker
    August 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    We used to frequent the “Little Kids'” park on Boon St. When we lived on Rose. And, Gwen was little. I love our parks.

  2. August 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the note…Boon Street Portrait next week. Also, the Parks and Recreation Commission is in the midst of rewriting it’s 5 year master plan required by the DNRE.It’s never really taken substantial public input in this process, but this year we will hold an open, focused input session for residents to provide ideas, hopes and support. The date isn’t final, yet, but I suspect it will be the evening of September 16th.

    Mark your calendars, bring your kiddos!

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