Park in a Truck Initiative

Creating equitable, healthy, resilient, connected communities—one park at a time.

Jefferson’s Landscape Architecture program has launched this simple, fast and cost-effective park system that not only provides green spaces for neighborhoods in need but also battles climate change, one lot at a time.
 
  1. SELECT: Neighborhoods choose what they want in their park
  2. LOAD: All of the essentials are loaded onto a truck
  3. DELIVER: The components are delivered to the park site
  4. BUILD: Community volunteers build their park together.

Types of Parks

Music in the park, a spring art fair, a monthly flea market, a Halloween haunted house.

This theme is made for having all kinds of neighborhood events throughout the year. Distinct features include an open ‘floor plan’ for flexible set up for different events, and a small platform for performances, and gallery spaces to display artwork or school projects.

Enjoy a book, relax, stroll through the garden or meet your neighbor for a game of chess at the Sanctuary Park. This park includes a place to stretch your legs around a mindful loop; lots of trees and sensory plants, chess tables, event areas for classes, movies, poetry readings and more; solar water element; a sensory wall; rain barrels.

Eat fresh berries, tend to the garden and enjoy a community dinner in the Edible Park. This park includes keyhole vegetable gardens; a potting table; compost area; a community dining table; 1200 gal. cistern for stormwater.

Climb a tree, build a clubhouse, chat by the fire or hide in the oversized nest at the Nature Park. This park includes  a playhouse, natural materials such as logs, stumps and rocks; event space for classes and entertainment; tents for camping; a dry stream to collect rainwater.

Create Your Own Park

Get Involved

Have an idea for our next park? Share it with us! Contact Kimberlee Douglas:

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