Lots of ideas for Bayview Park

I would like to thank all of the participants in last week’s work party/idea session at Bayview Park. We had a beautiful day for it and “spruced the place up” while discussing the past, present and future of this awesome little park. 

I would like to thank those of you who made a special effort to show up as well as those of you who showed up accidentally but then stayed and worked and played. Thank you, Center folks, for reviving the sandy area around the play equipment. We would have lost steam without you.

We have great community-minded people and organizations in this town and it is great to see people show their appreciation for one of our great places.

Special thanks to Jenny Martin and Bonnie Bentley and Best Beginnings Homer for helping to spearhead the efforts to improve Bayview Park. Thank you to the Ashley J. Logan Fund of the Homer Foundation for its support in funding our work party. Thank you, Corvus Design of Anchorage, for sending down such a great representative, Laura Minski. 

We came up with some great ideas which include an ADA accessible path around the perimeter and replacement of the perimeters around the swings and play equipment. (Not to mention a new place of play equipment much like what already is there.)

I hope Homer “stays tuned” to the Bayview Park improvement plan and continues to provide much needed input and support to see this renovation done. If you haven’t had a picnic in town lately, head on up to Bayview Park and enjoy the views, the soft grass, and watch some very happy kids run around and play. It will brighten your day. 

And, if you get any more great ideas while you are there, let me know. Thanks, Homer.

Kate Crowley

Playspaces Work Group Leader

Best Beginnings Homer