JetBlue Provides a Little “Heaven in Hartford” By Restoring A Skate Park

JetBlue Provides a Little “Heaven in Hartford” By Restoring A Skate Park

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:30am


Each year we hold our annual “One Thing That’s Green” campaign and encourage customers to participate in one small green act to make a big difference. In 2014, we encouraged our customers to vote and determine which city would receive a new green space. Residents of Hartford stepped up and voted for us to add a little greenery to their scenery. Hartford won over much larger cities in JetBlue’s network and the city chose to invest these funds in the restoration of Heaven Skate Park, also known as Wexford Park. In order to achieve a cutting-edge cultural vision for this space, the City partnered with KNOX, Inc., the Friends of Heaven Skate Park, and local artists.

On May 18, Mayor Segarra and representatives from Sen. Blumenthal and Sen. Murphy’s office joined more than 100 JetBlue crewmember and community volunteers to restore Heaven Skate Park in Hartford, Connecticut. We added drought resistant plants and cleared away invasive species preparing the park to become a center of recreation in downtown Hartford.

The space is already known for its legal graffiti walls and freestyle skateboarding opportunities. JetBlue’s investment will showcase the beauty of this work, with a new landscape over the course of 2015 that will improve sightlines into the park and add beautiful plantings that highlight the space’s community and artistic expression. For longtime supporters of the park like the City and KNOX, the landscape is one of the final components to make this space a unique gem in Hartford’s park system.

If you’re in Connecticut, be sure to check out the new space that fosters grassroots arts, recreation and culture for Hartford youth and residents. Admission to the Skate Park is free, and open to the public.

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