Building Great Cities: Topeka’s Better Block Story
This project started as a mere exploration of possibilities and ended up being something truly lovely. Here’s what we learned:
Parks Are Safe Spaces to Learn
Parks Are Safe Spaces to Engage
Parks Are Safe Spaces to Create
A Special Thank You
This project would not have been possible without financial and volunteer support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the educational programming put together by Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, the dedicated minds and hands at Topeka Landscape, and the visionary thinking of Karl Fundenberger, Andy Fry, and Matthew Messina.
When the minds and hearts of the people are inspired, the community will do amazing things. As Topeka continues to grow and evolve, let’s prioritize the health of its citizens by creating spaces that encourage them to learn, to engage, and to create, because that is what turns a good city into a great city.