Attend an event to commemorate the opening of your park.
A fun event attracts community members to come back and enjoy the park after it’s been closed for construction.
A capital project generally takes from 1 to 3 years. Staying involved until the new park opens takes commitment and hard work; now it’s time to celebrate!
Work with Parks to schedule an official ribbon cutting and help bring people out! Help Parks throw a great, well-attended celebration and use the opening festivities to reflect on community involvement in the capital project.
- Thank the elected official(s) who funded the capital project.
- Invite the people whose input you gathered and share with them how they helped inform the design.
- Honor a designer who made a special effort to collaborate with the community.
- Most important, inspire attendees to stay involved.