Monthly Archives December 2015

Meetings with HB City Councilpersons & Planners

Passive Park Example

Happy Holidays from the Irby Park Project! We have been working hard to make progress towards the ultimate goal of an Irby Park Restoration project to restore the undeveloped portion of Irby Park to a beautiful, natural, passive-park habitat.  We will compile details and post again after the holidays when we can all have a better focus, but the short teaser of our progress is that we have had two meetings with key HB City Councilpersons and Planners to discuss some early plan ideas.

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City-Commissioned Irby Park Improvement Plan

Irby Park Concept Plan - 2007

Steve Engel of the HB Secret Garden at Central Park was able to request the Irby Park improvement plan commissioned by the City in 2007. The plan contained significant water features as well as a large passive park add-on to the empty field portion of the park. It is my understanding that the water features were ultimately deemed unfeasible and thus the whole plan was scrapped. However, it is our hopes that the passive park portions of this plan could be implemented independently by the City even if the water features cannot.

 

Irby Park Concept Plan - 2007

Irby Park Concept Plan – 2007

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