Earth Day at Italian Village Park

Amici, Italian Village Park is once more an official Earth Day Columbus WORKSITE, so grab some friends, get signed up, and get ready to be a part of EARTH DAY COLUMBUS 2016.
Volunteers are needed at (y)our PARK on Saturday, April 16th between 9:00AM and 1:00PM to help weed and edge garden beds, mulch, trim branches, pick up litter, and much more. We could really use your help.
To participate you must first register as a volunteer.

1. Register as a volunteer on – If you have already registered as a volunteer, please log-in.

2. Search for Italian Village Park by pressing FIND A SERVICE SITE button, or go to this web addressEarth day Sign up

3. Once at the Italian Village Park page scroll down and register by pressing the Box that reads SATURDAY, APRIL 16th

4. If needed, log-in using your credentials established when you registered as a volunteer (step 1 above) to edit your service site sign-ups.

BRANCH OUT and spread the word, get ready to be part of EARTHDAY 2016, see you there!!!

Grazie Tanto!

Update on the Italian Village Park Pavilion

Here is an update from Lisa Snyder with the Neighborhood Design Center:

To give a little background, our organization (The Neighborhood Design Center) in conjunction with the City of Columbus Departments of Development and Recreation and Parks, has been working with various stakeholders in the neighborhood to manage a competition for a pavilion in Italian Village Park. The pavilion is intended to continue serving as a gathering place for residents and visitors, maintaining flexibility for various community events, while also further defining a “sense of place” and expressing the identity and spirit of the neighborhood.
After launching a Request for Qualifications in mid-June, 3 design teams were selected in late September by an advisory panel to design proposals for the pavilion and additional landscape for the park. The selected finalists include the design team of Jonathan Barnes Architecture & Design and Implement Studio, Tim Lai ArchitecT and the design team of WSA Studios and CYP Studios. The design teams will present their proposals in a public meeting to be held on Wednesday November 18th from 4-8pm. The meeting will be held at the Junior Achievement Center’s gymnasium space (located at 68 E. 2nd Avenue) with presentations from all 3 design teams and will give the community an opportunity to engage in the process. Additional information on the process can be found on our website (

IVParkPavPoster The public meeting is soon: Wednesday, November 18th from 4-8pm. Download and share the poster!

3 compete to design pavilion for Italian Village Park

From the Columbus Dispatch:

There’s a competition underway to design a pavilion for Italian Village Park.The pavilion will be built at the western edge of the park at 55 E. Buttles Ave., just east of N. High Street in the heart of the Short North.The pavilion will cover about 1,500 square feet and have a partial roof and a stage for performances, said Isabela Gould, executive director of the Neighborhood Design Center, which is managing the process. Movies will be shown there, and it will hold community get-togethers such as potlucks, she said. “It’s supposed to serve the residents.”

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News about Pearl Street

From Columbus Underground:

When the Italian Village Commission gave their conditional approval to Borror Properties’ new project at 848 North Pearl Street earlier this month, it marked more than just the next step for a five-story residential building in the neighborhood – it meant that a unique piece of collaborative art celebrating Columbus and the Short North had finally found a permanent home…

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