Ogden Avenue Gardens 

Better than how we found it!

Our goal is to improve our neighborhood and overall environment for the betterment of our communities by converting “unaccepted streets” into community gardens/parks.

 Project Description > Ogden Avenue

The 400 block of Ogden Street, located in the Bernal Heights district, will be converted into a public garden/park area. Currently the site is used as a parking area and dumping site, which has become a blight in the neighborhood. By removing deteriorated pavement and overgrowth, we can transform this area into a community garden, which will be maintained and enjoyed by the local residents. In addition, there is an existing adjacent daycare center, whose staff and children will be able to access the garden and participate in the maintenance of the garden, as well as use it as a learning experience on how to collaborate, take care of plants, and learn about nature.

OUR PRIMARY GOALS 

    • BUILD A GARDEN AND PARK WHERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN CONVENE, RELAX AND ENJOY THE SURROUNDINGS
    • PROVIDE A SAFE PLAY AREA, NATURE LEARNING ZONE, AND MEETING SPACE FOR THE DAYCARE AND NEIHGBORHOOD CHILDREN
    • CREATE A GREEN ZONE, WHICH WILL INCREASE THE URBAN CANOPY, AS WELL AS DIVERT STORMWATER RUNOFF INTO THE GROUNDWATER AND RAIN GARDENS

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    Ogden Avenue Gardens 

    Ogden Avenue Gardens - a Ssustainable Civil Engineering Project

    A Sustainable Civil Engineering Project

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