A Pocket Park for The Village
It is with great excitement that the Board of Directors of the Village of Spring Hill announces the latest project to enhance our neighborhood—a “pocket park” to be located next to Regions Bank, in the very heart of our Village. This mini-park, designed in keeping with the rich history of Spring Hill, will be an inviting oasis where people can stop to relax, eat a snack or meet friends. It will also be an attractive complement to the recently improved Village streetscapes that have already been implemented. The beautiful rendering above prepared by Dover, Kohl & Partners helps visualize the park at maturity.
Just what is a “pocket park”? It is a small, outdoor park usually developed on an otherwise forgotten space in a “pocket” surrounded by other buildings. Growing in popularity in areas embracing Smart Growth, pocket parks can bring shade, quiet, and enhanced property values to urban areas. Once transformed, this small currently unused parcel will undoubtedly become one of those “special places” that our planners helped us envision during the creation of The Blueprint for Spring Hill.
We hope you can help us fulfill the vision for this new pocket park. We have already received generous donations and in-kind contributions, including a grant from The J.L. Bedsole Foundation in the amount of $20,000, use of the land by Regions Bank, and park design by Terry Plauché of Plauché Johnson Landscape Architects.