“The Jefferson Park has become just a beautiful space for neighbors to gather,” said Combs, who has lived in the neighborhood two decades. “It’s not something we’ve had, as far as I can remember, ever.”
The park also is equipped with playground equipment that lets children in wheelchairs participate.
“To have the murals coming to add that splash of color, it’s really bringing that space to life,” Combs said.
Jennifer Acus-Smith, who organizes the StreetSpark program, said the Heaton Street location was picked because “it was just a nice-sized building, it was really visible, and wasn’t blocked by any trees or anything.” Also, it is close to Moser Park, which is becoming a hub of community in that neighborhood.
The one on Brookwood Avenue was attractive because it’s visible and “very large” — about 3,400 square feet,” Acus-Smith said.
People can submit their designs through Feb. 2. Information is at Fittoncenter.org/streetspark.