The final outcome of Hendley Green is a new public green space in Galveston’s Strand-Mechanic Historic District designed to encourage community engagement. Whereas this area of the historic district has traditionally been an underutilized space, it will now comprise an area built to accommodate activity through a strategy of creative placemaking. A central lawn will accommodate guests during events, and will be available during non-event times as a gathering place for recreation and outdoor seating. An oak tree grove of thirty newly planted trees will flank the surrounding exterior of Hendley Green with accompanying tables and umbrellas as an alternative to the picnic lawn. The park will connect people to the outdoors and surrounding historic district by creating a safe, clean, and “green” environment.
SUPPORTERS TO DATE
City of Galveston Industrial Development Corporation
The Brown Foundation