After 40 years and counting, Harriet Tubman Village Charter School and the Mesa Colony Community is excited to partner together to create a joint-use park located on the Harriet Tubman Village Charter School campus. That’s right, you read that correctly — a joint-use park is coming our way!
Community member Troy Murphee, as well as many other local residents of Mesa Colony, have spearheaded this project and have been involved in initial conversations and planning. Overall, this project provides for design and construction of approximately 1.2 acres of joint-use facilities for a cost of just over $2.7 million. Improvements will include turf, multi-purpose fields, multi-purpose hard courts, walkways, playground, landscaping, and accessibility upgrades.
“This is an exciting time to live and go to school in this area,” exclaimed Harriet Tubman Village Charter School CEO and Principal Ryan Woodard. “Students and local residents truly have the benefit to play together and grow together for generations to come. This is a win-win for everyone in this community and I could not be more elated for students and families to enjoy.”
This project held its groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 12 with the support City Council President Georgette Gomez (of District 9) in attendance. The joint-use park is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020.
—Ryan Woodward is principal of Harriet Tubman Village Charter School.