When the West Central Park Project was started in 2012, founder Alicia Elliott had no idea how much more was in store for the land between Harrison, Cushing, and Division streets. In 2014, with the park finally in full operation, new ideas began swirling for the rest of the block and a vibrant vision for the future was born. The West Central Park Neighborhood Center has transformed tremendously over the past two years. It started with a dream for a simple local community space, free from the urban blight it had known for decades and safe from the corporate takeover once planned. As this project has grown, so has our vision. With the continued development of this site, we hope to celebrate the beauty of this local community in a way that blends with the natural flow of the neighborhood and offer a public space to eat, relax, and celebrate fellowship.
As we move into fall and winter, we are looking forward to the grand opening of Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe on Division and several other exciting project updates and events. There will continue to be ongoing public and city meetings throughout the entire process and we encourage commentary and participation from the community and the city on all levels of this project’s development. For more information or to share your questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us!