What is The Green at Prosperity Village?
In 2019, the City of Charlotte committed to constructing 250 place-making projects across the city. The Green at Prosperity Village is one of those projects. This 1.36 acre site provides common space for passive recreation, education and community events.
Where is The Green at Prosperity Village?
The Green at Prosperity Village is located at the dead end of Docia Crossing Road (the corner of Benfield Road and Johnston Oehler Road). If you know how to get to Due Amici, then you know how to get to The Green at Prosperity Village.
Is this space similar to Clarks Creek Park? Does it have a splash pad / jungle gym / see saws, etc.
Clarks Creek Park is managed by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. The Green at Prosperity Village is managed by the City of Charlotte and Prosperity Village volunteers. It’s more for passive recreation, education and community events. But there is a hand pump there for kids to enjoy!
What is a passive recreation area?
A passive recreation area is generally an undeveloped space that allows for less structured recreational activities and requires little or no specialized development or management. It’s more for casual activities like walking, picnic, reading, yoga, etc.
What is a bio-swale?
Bio-swales are linear channels designed to concentrate and convey storm water runoff while removing debris and pollution. The City of Charlotte and Charlotte Water partnered on the one in The Green at Prosperity Village. Bio-swales look WAY better than just plain concrete gutters and storm sewers. We just have to be patient and let mother nature take its course and wait for the plantings to grow in.
What kinds of community events will be held there?
Volunteers will be meeting regularly to figure out plans for 2020. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the volunteer corps! We could always use the help!
What is that painting on Docia Crossing?
Charlotte Water sponsored a really cool ground mural to explain how water is managed. It flows beautifully into the mural that the art students at Mallard Creek High School painted on the pathway last spring.
Who painted the shed?
The art students at Mallard Creek High School painted the shed.
How will this site be managed?
The city will:
· Mow the grass
· Maintain the bio-swale
· Winterize the water pump
· Pay water and electric bill
· Program events
· Maintain pollinator garden
· Maintain plants in bio-swale
· Manage stage and storage
· Regulate use of power
· Move and store the furniture and games
· Art and painting