Pop-Up Parks Flying into Downtown Howell

Roll-Out Flying Grass Carpet included in Pop-Up Park Project, the first-ever in the Country

Howell MI – A new temporary community space is flying into downtown Howell this week.  But this isn’t an ordinary space. It’s the first of its kind to make its debut in the United States!  After representing Howell and the State of Michigan at the International Placemaking Conference in Amsterdam, Howell Main Street staff brought back a unique temporary roll-out green space with them. This Pop-Up space was created in response to the community’s request to have more public green space where families and our city’s youth felt comfortable playing, eating, and just enjoying the downtown. 

The carpet will be rolled out for its debut in front of the County Courthouse this coming Tuesday, July 10th for Food Truck Tuesday attendees from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Following the food trucks, the community is invited for a Soulshine Yoga Gentle Flow class on the carpet Wednesday, July 11th at 9:30 a.m. The July debut will then wrap up with the Pop-Up Park set-up on State Street the evening of July 11th for Rock the Block!

As a community crowd-funded project that kicked off last winter, the Pop-Up Parks project was designed to create temporary, fun and flexible mobile community gathering spaces that move throughout the downtown district.   Businesses and community members all provided matching funds to bring this community space to downtown Howell. Donors include: Patrick Financial Group, L.L.C. of Brighton, Steelcase, Uptown Coffeehouse, Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, First Impression Print & Marketing, Steve Bearden and Gwen Haggerty-Bearden, Country Lane Flower Shop, Catherine Daniels, and other individual donors. 

 About Howell Main Street Inc.
Howell Main Street Inc. is a unique blend of business and property owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs, residents, and visitors, all personally engaged in working together to support downtown Howell. Our grass roots, volunteer-led organization blends innovation and creative approaches to positively position and grow our downtown through quality events, projects, preservation, and programming.