MLK park is a cornerstone of the East Side community. Its the location for family barbecues, meetings, gatherings, and events such as Juneteenth. When I hear people discuss the East Side, I hear phrases like “community fragmentation” or “the area lacks civic engagement.”  Yet it was the community that made this splash pad development possible. When I talked with residents about the progress of the development they said it has been moving slowly, and many would be surprised if it finished by July. 

Many would love if it is completed by June for Juneteenth, but look forward to its completion nonetheless. The project poster definitely make the development look enticing. Hopefully it will also bring people from the West Side and other areas of Buffalo. What do you all think?