Nevin Park sits at the center of Richmond’s Iron Triangle, an inner city neighborhood that is an historic hub of the City’s African-American community. The Nevin Community Center and the Richmond Museum of History, housed in a landmarked Carnegie Library building, are both located within Nevin Park. The City of Richmond Community Development Agency is working with the local community to revitalize Nevin Park and adjacent MacDonald Avenue, focusing on ways to make the park safe and welcoming for everyone, as well as ways to transform it into an urgently-needed green, recreational resource for the community.
Urban Ecology’s community involvement effort is part of the overall WRT/Solomon Etc. project to redesign Nevin Park. Urban Ecology is conducting community workshops and meetings with local residents, families, schoolchildren, teenagers, community organizations, stakeholders, and agencies; working with WRT to ensure that designs incorporate input from the community workshop process; and, researching grant opportunities to provide additional funding for project implementation.