MicroPark Lands on South Main
Mar 29, 2019
On March 24, a group of volunteers along with the staff of Near Southside, Inc. gathered for a Build Day to put the finishing touches on the new location of the MicroPark in South Main Village. Within its small footprint, the MicroPark provides ample space for kids to play and friends to meet and catch up over a cup of coffee.
After nearly two years on Magnolia Avenue, the MicroPark was packed up and relocated to the SoMa District development at South Main Street and Vickery Boulevard. In a public plaza with the Arcadia Coffee and Georgia Lee’s Pizza Airstream on one side, and Tinie’s Mexican Rotisserie soon to open on the other, the MicroPark is truly right at home and has become an instantly inviting space for all.
Local artist Adam Werner contributed a playful mural, and Lori Powers Henderson and Tucker Henderson, developers for the SoMa District and local residents, partnered with NSI to make the MicroPark even bigger and better than its previous iteration. SPSD, Inc. and TBG Partners have also been integral to the design and construction of both the Magnolia and South Main MicroParks.
The converted shipping container that served as the home of the original Art South artist-in-residency program is now home to art once again, as Art Tooth has begun a year-long, collective-in-residency program here. They are using the space to highlight new artists and providing a curated public art experience for visitors.