The Shady Street Trailhead Park is a project funded by the City of Montgomery that aims to revitalize an old community swept away by the addition of the interstate. The City of Montgomery and the Experiential Education and Engagement Center are partnering to revitalize the area with the Shady Street Trailhead Park. The Shady Street park sits where many of the old lots were. Many of those lots will become part of a new park, which is part of a larger plan to expand downtown riverfront activities and connect them to neglected areas of north Montgomery through trails and gardens. Shady Street is an outdoor area that will allow visitors to exercise, learn about local ecology, relax, and learn about Shady Street’s history.
The Experiential Education and Engagement Center is working with departments on campus to recruit faculty, staff, and students to work on duties related to the completion of the park. So far, students have worked on removing weeds and other vegetation, designing the official Shady Street logo, and providing some oral history of the area.
Please join the Experiential Education and Engagement Center for our Community Engagement Work Days! These work days allow students to participate in the City of Montgomery’s Shady Street Project. If you are interested in this event, please meet us outside of Taylor Center near admissions at 8:30 AM. Please wear work clothing and closed-toed shoes. Consider wearing a hat and sunglasses and bringing water too. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Center.
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September 30, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
October 21, 2022
November 11, 2022
If you would like to participate in the Shady Street Project or request additional information, please reach out to Amy Ingram at [email protected]
Senior Development Manager
Urban Design Planner
Taylor Center 101
7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
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