Thank you to everyone who came to the master planning event in July! The master plan design walk, and nature pop up playground were both collaborative activities at the Rio Fernando site. Over 50 people participated. Amy Bell, of Groundwork Studio led a walking tour to discuss and elicit feedback for two design options for the future ecological park. Event attendees received maps of the property and asked questions, made recommendations and imagined elements along the way. We stood in an area called the food forest and imagined fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and found a volunteer asparagus or two. The opportunity to have conversation walks are invaluable to the design of this space.
The amazing Twirl Taos let the nature pop-up playground, which was a hit with the kids. There were straw bale and cardboard forts, rainbow arches, and smaller object to play with and paint. See images below.