A quick visit to Carondelet Park revealed many new (to us) treats including way-finding signs, exterior stone park signs, much needed tree removal/remediation and promise/curiosity centered around the historic railway bridge near the YMCA/Mulch Pit.
In full disclosure, I lived in this neighborhood for nine years. I have many ties here and in many ways it'll always be somewhat home and definitely part of me. In fact, the challenge in summarizing this neighborhood will be to keep the personal stories to a minimum, as I've walked these streets for many years and met many good people here. I do feel obliged to say that my wife and I started our adult life here. We rented our first apartment together on Fillmore, we walked across the alleys to meet friends and neighbors. We bought our first home on Arendes. We brought our first baby home to Holly Hills. We conceived our second child there. We love this neighborhood today and always will.
Ever drive around the beautiful neighborhood of Holly Hills and notice all the plantings blooming throughout the year? Just check out the islands of Holly Hills Boulevard by
Park, or the huge planter pots along Grand and Bates and Morgan Ford. That is all due to a lot of hard work and dedication of one man (thanks Tim!) and the faithful support from the Holly Hills Improvement Association, Gateway Greening and Operation
. Want to meet some great people and get your hands dirty:
It’s time for Fall Planting for Spring Blooms in
When…Saturday,10/17, 9 am to 12ish
Where….Leona and Holly Hills
What….3700 bulbs,330 perennials,30 Shrubs
Students Today Leaders: Volunteers with Operation Brightside will be joining us to help plant the Holly Hills Neighborhood.
Come on out and join us, many hands make light work. Bring a shovel, bring a friend, or make new friends.
Thanks to all,
Tim Bolt…. Holly Hills Improvement Association