Parkspace Brings Neighborhood Feel to Downtown Phoenix

A new public park in downtown Phoenix is both a venue for artists and performers and a public space that calls to mind a small neighborhood park, according to this piece from <em>Next American City</em>.
July 21, 2011, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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Mary Jones talks with the creators of Civic Space Par, Silver Medal winner of the 2011 Rudy Bruner Award.

"What did Civic Space Park bring to downtown Phoenix that wasn't there before?

Civic Space Park brought the feel of a small neighborhood park to the heart of downtown Phoenix in a space that was formerly a collection of old buildings and parking lots. It gives emerging artists and performers a venue to showcase their talents and abilities. It is a place that families can come to enjoy free events while keeping kids occupied with the splash pad and green grass to run and play in. The newly renovated A.E. England Building houses the Fair Trade Cafe and offers space for meetings, banquets, classes, offices and art events. One of the goals of the park was to keep every event that takes place to remain free and open to the public. "

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Published on Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Next American City
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