Anyone that has visited a public park in Essex County, NJ knows that it is a tremendous asset to its surrounding community but have you ever wondered exactly how much value a public park holds?
On Saturday, September 27, stroll along Brookdale Park's main pathways as they are transformed by professional artists into chalkboards and discover value-related park facts and trivia brought to life by beautiful, hand-drawn chalk info-graphics. Visitors will learn about the park’s history, get to better know the birds and animals that call the park home and find out what makes Brookdale Park such an amazing resource from an ecological, social and financial perspective.
- At sunrise, professional artists will begin illustrating info-graphics throughout the park's main pathways. The temporary art will remain for as long as nature (and foot traffic) allow.
- 10am-12noon, park visitors of all ages are invited to visit Brookdale Park's playground to create their own art with Montclair Art Museum's Art Truck and Conservancy volunteers. The resulting Community Canvas will showcase individual's favorite aspects of Brookdale Park and why it is valuable to them. Come out and make your mark on the park!
Event is hosted by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Brookdale Park Conservancy. Event planning and information gathering by the Brookdale Park Conservancy in partnership with Corktown Seed Co. advertising agency.
Free admission. Suggested $2 donation to Brookdale Park Conservancy to those that wish to participate in the Community Canvas exhibit. Rain date is Sunday, September 28.