You may recall back in August that we reported the news that the Decatur McDonald’s location (@ Commerce/Church/Clairemont) could one day be a downtown park. We predictably then debated the merits of such a plan, but we never came across a visual.
Well, apparently there was one! Check out the sketch above from the city’s Parks and Greenspaces presentation from last August.
It looks to include a water feature (?) and some tables (?) in addition to a sizable grass pad in the center.
In fairness, there are SO MANY different kinds of parks, even if there was general agreement that Decatur should build another park, I’m sure there would be a thousand options of what KIND of park it should be.
A performance space. A quite spot to read a book or eat your lunch. A place to walk to lose yourself in thought.
So let’s get a little ahead of ourselves and consider: what kind of park should Decatur build?