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Judi S
Intersection of Southern and Cooper and the intersection of Young and East Parkway
(Cooper Young)
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the project

The Cooper Young neighborhood is known for its Trestle sculpture and "I Love Memphis" red mural, at Central and Cooper.  Unfortunately, other main entries into our neighborhood aren't as inviting.  We would like to add small "pocket parks" in these areas.  These pocket parks would not only create unique entry points into our neighborhood, but further our community pride and ownership.

the steps

We would love to raise $3500+ to beautify these four corners of our neighborhood.  Our main sources of fundraising will depend on meetings, mail requests, Facebook, and our community resources.  Our goal is to raise this money by March 23, 2016.

why we're doing it

We have very few green spaces in the middle of the city.  These pocket parks will beautify our neighborhood, improve our air quality, make our streets more walkable, promote a sense of traffic calm, and add to our community pride.

Connect with the Cooper Young Garden Club here.



RAISED = $3,720.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $107.33

8 planters - $2,400.00
Plants, soil, flowers - $1,177.67
No business contacted wanted a garbage can or bench.



Planters 4 needed $1600

soil, flowers, trees, shrubs $1500

garbage cans attached or affixed to concrete $400

SUBTOTAL = $3,500
ioby Platform Fee $35
Payment Processing Fee of 3%  $105



pictures of pocket parks

Ioby Pocket park pots

Our Pocket Park pots have been completed in two of our designated areas.  We are now working on the third and fourth sites.  We are excited to complete this project before our September Cooper Young Festival.

Cooper Young Garden Gateways

As summer approaches, our garden club has taken steps to beautify our neighborhood with pots filled with beautiful plants.  We have our first garden walk scheduled for May 21st and would love to have our pots established by then.  We thank our donors and our Ioby team for the help and the donations.



Thank you.

To Our Donors:

Thank you so much for the donations to our Cooper Young Gateway Gardens project.  We look forward to beautifying our neighborhood

in the coming months.  If you are not from Memphis, we invite you to come visit our neighborhood.  We would love to meet you.

To all of the Cooper Young and neighboring Memphis donors, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all again for your support.


Judi Shellabarger

Cooper Young Garden Club


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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