Serving the largest alternative, at-risk high school in the Twin Cities, over 800 low-income, new immigrant residents of Skyline Tower as well as the community at large. In this video, youth from Skyline Tower speak in support of Three Ring Gardens and why they would benefit from this type of park.
This aerial map is a close-up view of the future location of Three Ring Gardens. Illustrated in this image, the location is currently surrounded by a highway, an arterial road and a sea of parking lots.
This diagram illustrates the lack of greenspace near Gordon Parks High School, Skyline Tower and other nearby residents. As mentioned in their video, Skyline residents often feel isolated in their neighborhood with virtually no greenspace in the area. Walking to the nearest park is unsafe for youth as it means crossing fast moving cars on busy streets.
Greenspace: Green Parking Lots: Gray and labeled Buildings: Dark Gray.
Existing site conditions are virtually void of greenspace. However, as shown in this diagram, Three Ring Gardens will create almost 2.5 acres of greenspace and vegetated connections where there currently are none.
Previously mentioned, this site is virtually void of greenspace, yet, as shown here, it clearly acts as a hub for educational organizations and institutions. Three Ring Gardens will serve not just as a public park, it will also serve as an educational destination, unique to the region. Please see the Masterplan below for details on what Three Ring Gardens will provide.