Miller Park Art Project

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It was a fun morning creating art in Miller Park.  We had a great turnout of Yalecrest children and everyone was very excited.  We started at the Miller Park entrance on 900 South and was met by  Lynn Pershing, the Chair of The Yalecrest Neighborhood Council and a very knowledgeable Red Butte Garden Volunteer.  She took everyone on a guided walk through the park and talked about the wildlife, birds, plants and trees as well as the bubbling stream.  Everyone then proceeded down to the Bonneville Glen where the children created a canvas related to the sights and sounds of Miller Park.  The art that the children created is going to be assembled into a large frame to make one cohesive mosaic of art and will be displayed at the Miller Park Grand Re-Opening Celebration on August 27 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Please join us in this celebration of Miller Park and to see the beautiful art that the children created.  Thank you to everyone who attended – this was a great show of community spirit.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who made this project happen:

K.E.E.P. Yalecrest Volunteers

  • Jill Greenwood – Resident Artist and Creative Genius
  • Amy Reid – One Awesome Community Organizer (not to mention fantastic mom)
  • Megan Gibbons – Creative Support and One Big Smile
  • Lynn Pershing – Knowledgeable Miller Park Aficionado and Awesome Tour Guide

AND Most IMPORTANTLY All the CHILDREN!

See You on August 27th at Miller Park.

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Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park

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Miller Park located at 1706 East 900 South was dedicated on April 14, 1935.  Yalecrest resident Mrs. Minnie W. Miller, in the memory of her late husband Lee Charles Miller donated approximately 2 acres of land which along with city property and property acquired from The Herrick Construction Company established the Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park. The park is a four-acre riparian woodland surrounding Red Butte Creek and is a contributing resource in the Yalecrest National Historic District.  The park features a beautiful historic stone bridge, amphitheater as well as stone walls.  The Salt Lake City Parks Department recently restored the park and stabilized the streambed and now more than ever the historic stonework bridge stands out as a shining star in the park.

Should Miller Bird Refuge be designated as an local historic district?  We at K.E.E.P. Yalecrest think so. One look at the beautiful stonework and one can see that YES this park is worthy of designation.

Walking Tour Saturday, Oct. 12

K.E.E.P. Yalecrest is hosting an educational neighborhood walk Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-3 p.m. to highlight the architectural styles and historicity of some notable homes located on the 1300-1500 East blocks of Harvard and Yale Avenues.

We’ll meet at Harvard Ave. and 13th East and walk east to 15th East, then down Yale Avenue and back to the start.

We will be viewing a variety of exterior architectural elements from the sidewalk in small groups and giving a brief synopsis of notable people or events related to certain houses.

The tour is open to the public and we’re suggesting a $5 donation for participants who are not current members of our organization. A $25 per person or $50 per family annual membership is also available.

This is our first tour event and we’re very excited about the wonderful bits of history we’ve uncovered in our preparations.  We hope to see you Saturday!

If you don’t make the tour, here’s the program: Yalecrest Notable Homes Tour Oct 12 2013

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