'Imagine a Park' block party happening Saturday
Imagine a Park, a downtown block party, is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, with "the commons" also open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the “Green Roof-to-be” of the Library Lot underground parking structure, located between Fifth Ave. and Division St., and Liberty and William St.
Attendees are asked to come with ideas for creating a park on top of the library lot. Music, food, stories, games, a play area, and misting water will all be part of the event.
From noon to 5 p.m., scheduled artists include Joe Reilly, Steve Rich, Five Miles More, the Dellwoods, Vickie Dischler and Tim Berla, with Will Hathaway as emcee. After 5 p.m., Paul Tinkerhess and Waterhill Front Porch Players, Muruga Booker and more will play.
Afternoon events are sponsored by the Library Green Conservancy, an Ann Arbor non-profit corporation organized to create a persuasively successful proposal to the Ann Arbor city government that the now-public land and space above the underground parking structure remain in public ownership to be developed as downtown park, cultural center and community gathering place. For more information, visit a2centralpark.org, or call 734-649-3207,
Evening events presented by the Ann Arbor Committee for the Commons, an ad hoc association of commoners, for community and consciousness, mutual responsibility and mutual aid.