In The Know with Gino: Community Engagement Events Held for Montague Park Unification and Enhancement Project
Picture courtesy of Sculpture Fields
Chattanooga, TN – The planning process for the uniﬁcation and enhancement of Montague Park is well underway, and the Chattanooga Design Studio, in collaboration with the City of Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors and the Reed-Hilderbrand design team, is taking an important step in involving the community. Two community engagement events are scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd, providing an opportunity for residents to contribute their ideas and opinions on the future of the park.
The engagement events will consist of a morning session and an evening session, both taking the form of a two-hour open house session. The sessions aim to facilitate discussions about the park’s past, present, and future, and to gather valuable insights from the public. Residents are encouraged to participate by attending either the morning event or the evening event.
The morning engagement event will be held at LaPaz, located at 809 S Willow St, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Interested individuals can drop in anytime between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM to join the conversation. In the evening, the second event will take place at Parkside Hall, situated at 2035 Polk St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, directly across the street from Montague Park. The evening session will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, allowing attendees the flexibility to attend at their convenience.
During these engagements, the design team will present their findings on the site and its history. They will also discuss the ongoing design process and seek input on how the park’s current uses can be better integrated with the surrounding neighborhoods and the broader community. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns to help shape the future of Montague Park.
For those unable to attend the community engagement events, an online survey is available at montaguepark.com. The survey offers an additional avenue for individuals to provide their valuable input on the park’s development.
The Montague Park planning project has received generous support from several foundations, including The Lyndhurst Foundation, the Benwood Foundation, and the Robert Finley Stone Foundation. Their contributions have helped fund the planning process and ensure community involvement in the project.
The city and design team are excited about the potential of Montague Park and believe that community input is essential for creating a vibrant and inclusive space that meets the needs of residents and visitors alike. By actively engaging the public in the decision-making process, the project aims to foster a sense of ownership and pride in the community while creating a park that enhances the quality of life in Chattanooga.
To stay updated on the Montague Park unification and enhancement project, visit the project website at montaguepark.com or follow the City of Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors social media channels.
SOURCES: NOOGAtoday and Chattanooga Pulse