Live Green Gives Back: Reisterstown Pocket Park
In June of last year, Live Green teamed up with the Reisterstown Improvement Association and the Community Garden to discuss a worthy local volunteer project. Finally, this past July, Live Green broke ground on the Reisterstown Pocket Park across from Franklin Middle School and behind Reister’s Daughter Café. Stationed in the center of town, the park boasts historic walnut trees that will continue to shade visitors for years to come.
A 2’ tall Keystone block wall retains the grade change from parking lot to park elevation, and a small set of stairs welcomes guests to the park. Tables and benches provide seating for café visitors to enjoy a coffee, or families looking to rest their feet and take in the neighborhood. The native wildlife was not forgotten either – as black-eyed Susans, stunning false indigo, and winterberry shrubs artfully line the park’s new pathways. When the seasons change, the shrubs’ brilliant red fruits are sure to pop against a blanket of snow.
To match the style of the historic walkways of downtown Reisterstown, Live Green installed meandering paths of full range brick, which the city will soon intersperse with engraved bricks. These bricks will be marked with the names of local donors to create a unique experience for Reisterstonians who may recognize a familiar name or business – like Live Green Landscapes! Live Green will always enjoy giving back to its hometown, and we are grateful to get the chance at Reisterstown’s new Pocket Park.