Our Story: The Shady Ladies + County Park Friends = Community in Action
One evening last fall, a group of neighborhood women gathered to discuss the book The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis. This is a story about the power of a motivated group, and it inspired us to join together around a community project. We chose an idea that will enhance a place we love - Felt Street Park.
Monet, a mom of two, shared how much her family enjoys Felt Street Park and the critical importance of adding Shade Structures. There is a broad spectrum of users enjoying the park at any given time: toddlers and school age kids playing in the playground, teens in the skate park, people of all ages celebrating birthdays, soccer practices and many other special occasions, all with no shade. Shade ensures everyone of all generations can gather year round in safety, relaxation and fun. County Supervisor John Leopold connected us with County Park Friends, who recently completed LEO's Haven at Chanticleer Park, and now work to support groups like ours. The team was born! Join our dream team of the Shady Ladies, families and friends. Help us "THROW THE SHADE" Let's do this!