Construction Update June 2018

Construction Update June 2018

June 4, 2018 Community Engineering 1
Natural Play construction - log spiral concrete base

We’re excited to share that construction of the community-designed World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is nearing completion. Gast Construction and subcontractors are working on the final details, which include raised trails, a boardwalk, the basin overlook and natural play features, including the “spiral log” concept designed by Westside Elementary fifth graders.

This final stage of construction wraps up years of community conversations and design collaborations initiated by Ecological Artist Jackie Brookner (1945-2015) and the City of Fargo Planning Department. Along the way, the project has involved hundreds of community partners, neighbors, children and even city bus drivers.

Since 2012 we have re-imagined how a storm-water basin could become a beautiful, common space for families and community members. During the WeDesign, neighbors were empowered to design and create some of the park elements. Through the design principles, we also prepared the area for an ecological rehabilitation of native prairie and birds plus a community garden.

We are humbled by all who have contributed their ideas, imagination and expertise to make the World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park a national example of how art, public space, ecology and community can come together.

Construction is due to be complete at the end of the month.

Natural play log spiral concept created by Westside Elementary 5th graders using clay and twigs (2016)

Natural play log spiral concept created by Westside Elementary 5th graders using clay and twigs (2016)



One Response

  1. Jerry Rostad says:

    This has been an awesome venture! I work in the Multiband Tower and my office overlooks the World Garden Commons. As a member of the Fargo Park Board, I am also supportive of this effort!!

    Great job!!

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