New pocket park opens in Stroudsburg

August 4, 2018 by  

A special opening ceremony was recently held to open the new Stroudsburg Urban Nature Space Pocket Park in downtown Stroudsburg.

This space is known as a pocket park – a once empty piece of land that has been converted into a more environmentally friendly green space. The new park, which once contained dumpsters, now has shade trees, plants, seating, and pathways.

The park was made a reality through a partnership with the Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA), the commissioners from Monroe County, Strauser Nature’s Helpers of East Stroudsburg, and the Borough of Stroudsburg.

The landscape of the park was designed by Robin Petras of Strauser Nature’s Helpers while employees from Strauser Nature’s Helpers and the borough prepared the site. Volunteers from East Stroudsburg’s Vigon International and the Pocono Mountain Association of Realtors worked together to put in the plants.

Bob Heil, Executive Director of the BWA, commented that the park not only creates new green spaces in Stroudsburg, but purifies and cleans the rainwater from the sidewalks and streets, which aligns with the plans of the BWA.

Stroudsburg Mayor Tarah Probst commented on the many donations and the work of the volunteers that made the park possible.

Banner printing companies can be hired to create displays for the community so that people learn more about such parks and the many benefits they provide for residents and the overall environment.

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