The City of Richmond and The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit, partnered to bring the successful community-build park program to revitalize John F. Kennedy Park!  Built in 1968, this 4.8-acre park has been renovated to meet the changing needs of today’s park users and bring multiple benefits to the neighborhood.

Community members joined the participatory process to design and build the park improvements. Their involvement contributes to improve quality of life and provide connections to meaningful, safe, beautiful outdoor spaces for people of all ages. 

The community-build approach is part of a sustainable program the City has adopted to provide both an opportunity for thoughtful design and a thorough participatory design process, a means to leverage funding with volunteer labor and local contributions, and extensive park renovation in less than one year.  On “Make a Difference Day 2015,” the City and project partners completed the park build-out with over 300 volunteers.

Read more about the project in the SFGate.