Walking Wednesday: Moores Park Neighborhood

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Moores Park Neighborhood is located at the northern tip of Lansing’s Southside. This week we got to meet with Natalie Molnar, who took us around the neighborhood to see how things were in the community.

One of the projects we got to hear about is a Love Your Block Mini-Grant project that will be completed soon. The Moores Park Neighborhood Association is coordinating the creating of a sign, which will welcome people to the neighborhood. The neighborhood is currently very close-knit, and hosts many events year round. The sign will help strengthen the sense of identity that the neighborhood has.

We toured the neighborhood, starting at the St. Casmir-Moores Park Community Garden. The garden is on a large plot on Barnes Avenue, and supports the whole neighborhood with its vegetables, as well as flowers and other plants.

We were also to check out Moores Park, which the neighborhood is based around. The park is nestled against the Grand River’s south shore, overlooking the GM Assembly Plant. There are several amenities to the park that draw crowds from across the city, including playground equipment, a pavilion, as well as open fields and trees. The park is connected to the rest of the city by the Lansing River Trail.

It was exciting to visit the Moores Park Neighborhood this week. We’re all excited to see the completed project, which will be a great asset to an already great neighborhood.

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St. Casmir-Moores Park Community Garden on West Barnes Avenue
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Some of the many plants growing in the garden.
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Seeing the neighborhood.
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Plants in the median, one of the beautification efforts in the neighborhood.
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Moores Park
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Playground Equipment in Moores Park.
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