Friday, September 27, 2013

The memorial terrace in Isham Park

October 31, 2010, the newly planted memorial garden.
Early September 2013, bronze plaque is centered in the facing wall.

On October 31, 2010, a group of volunteers gathered at the memorial terrace in Isham Park.  With help from NYC Parks gardener Dorothy Rowan, we planted a small border garden along the western edge of the terrace.   This was done to call attention to and reinforce the memorial, as it is a subtle design in which a bronze plaque listing the gifts of land from the Isham family that created the park is placed low in the eastern wall and can be easily overlooked by those passing by or even stopping to rest or enjoy the park.

Last fall on September 29, 2012, the neighborhood celebrated the centennial of Isham Park.  This Sunday, September 29, 2013, VIP plans work in the memorial terrace garden and surrounding pathways.  Please come out to join us!  And thank you very much to the many volunteers who have worked in Isham Park and the memorial garden over the past thee years...

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