The Revitalization Of Hartford’s George Day Park
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George Day Park, located on Arbor Street in Hartford, had become dilapidated. The park was littered with garbage and home to drugs and crime. Then, a few years ago, a group of neighborhood residents, led by the Parkville Family Center, came together to make a change. Over the course of 3-4 years, they petitioned the city government, raised donations and helped with planning and construction of the new park. In this video, we tell the story of the park’s revitalization, speak with some of the people responsible, and show what can happen when a community comes together to work toward a common cause. (This video was created by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, as part of a presentation on Neighborhood Revitalization in Washington, D.C. on 7/24/14.)