This new, just over 3-acre park in the Midway neighborhood is part of the city’s long-term vision to create vibrant outdoor gathering spaces that strengthen community connections along the Green Line. The Trust for Public Land acquired most of the land with private funds and donated it to the City. An adjoining parcel was acquired with a combination of the city’s 8-80 Vitality Funds and private funds. The third and final piece of the park near Griggs Street and University Avenue was purchased and secured in February 2016.
The park will serve both as a destination along the Green Line, which has few parks along its route, and as an important local park for the neighborhood, the Gordon Parks High School community, the High School for the Recording Arts, and residents of the adjacent Skyline Tower. By community vote, Parks Commission, and City Council approval, the park was named Midway Peace Park in March 2018. Please see the park design and construction website for more details. Most construction was completed in late 2020, finishing touches will be added in 2021.
Amenities: walking loop, shade structure, benches, drinking fountain, playground, outdoor stage, water feature, basketball court, bike racks, peace pole, rain gardens
Items remaining for 2021 completion: drinking fountain connection, rain garden planting, grass establishment, tree adjustments.