With the new entry walkway, we’re making progress!

These three photos show the recently completed entrance, paved walk and hand-railing at the western end of the park — the first phase of work that started in December.

See it all in person during our upcoming volunteer day on April 14 starting at 10 a.m.

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Please join us for park volunteer day in April!

Bulldog_BUL401_Neverbend_Lawn_RakeWe’re going to build a walking path through the park, using donated mulch to spread. We’ll also paint a portion of the wall adjacent to the Mid-City Mall parking lot with chalk-board paint, so kids can draw on the wall.

Please bring rakes, and gloves if you have them. Wheelbarrows would also be helpful. We plan to have coffee and doughnuts!

When: April 14, starting at 10 a.m.

Gresham Smith firm wins American Society of Landscape Architects chapter award for park design

KYASLA award

Accepting the award this month were the firm’s Jared Kaelin (middle) and Louis Johnson (right) from Joshua DeSpain, president of Kentucky ASLA.

Gresham, Smith and Partners has been honored by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects with a Merit Award of Achievement for Communication for its work designing and promoting our neighborhood park.

GS&P’s team developed a conceptual plan and framework for the project and provided support for communication campaigns, helping the non-profit Friends of Beechwood Park sell the idea and raise funding through the use of virtual reality technology.

Last year, Friends of Beechwood Park obtained a $13,222 Neighborhood Development
Fund grant from Louisville Metro Council to start the first phase of construction. The total budget for the project is about $90,000.

GS&P accepted the award and other honors earlier this month at the professional organization’s annual meeting, held in Covington.

This was the fourth consecutive year the firm received awards from the KYASLA. GS&P was recognized as the Firm of the Year, honoring the firm’s commitment to landscape architecture and service to the community.