On September 25, 2015, the Scranton Neighborhood Park Collaborative and West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the “Safety Phase” of renovations in Fellows Park.
Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO Laura Ducceschi, who launched this project, told the Scranton Times-Tribune, “We learned what our community wants to see in this particular park,” and this event marked “the beginning of where we are going to go next.”
Through storytelling and information-gathering sessions during the year-long phase, the Collaborative engaged community members in planning for the park’s future. Landscape architect Tom McLane worked with the group on design concepts, including plans for a gazebo and amphitheater, which will be built during future phases. In addition safety improvements such as installing a fence and lights and improving landscaping were also made.
The following photos of the event were taken by Burnside Photographic