Bring original stories, poetry, songs, comedy or other spoken art to share with others at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Crest Lake Park, 201 S Glenwood Ave.
Skycrest Neighbors Association
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The event is part of a series planned by the Skycrest Neighbors Association as a way to invite people back to the public space.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After the death of Jason Paul, family members, friends and neighbors gathered in Clearwater's Crest Lake Park to remember and move forward.
Bagpipes played and numerous candles lit the path from the dog park to the pier in Clearwater's Crest Lake Park on Feb. 23 to commemorate the life of Jason Paul. Paul was bicycling home from work and a quick stop at the store when he was found stabbed near the park Jan. 6. Clearwater Police still are looking for a suspect, motive and weapon. The vigil was meant to show support for the family as well as for Crest Lake Park, said JoAnna Siskin, president of the Skycrest Neighborhood Association. More events are being planned to bring a more positive energy to the park, she said. Some of those events include a spoken word night, chalk art night and doggy date night. To see more of the vigil, watch our video above. Anyone with information in …
Friday, February 22, 2013
A cadre of Crest Lake Park supporters asked city leaders to reopen the bathrooms at the park and were told plans for the public space’s future will be part of a March city council meeting.
Supporters wearing green ribbons with the letters S-O-B (Save our Bathrooms) packed City Hall on Thursday in hopes of getting the restrooms at Crest Lake Park unwelded. Residents, members of the Skycrest Neighbors Association, including president JoAnna Siskin, and Carl Schrader, president of the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition, came out to challenge city leaders to reopen the bathroom doors at Crest Lake Park by March 7. Before reading, Schrader asked people seated in the chambers to stand if they were there in support of reopening the bathrooms at Crest Lake Park. More than half the room, about 35 people, stood as Schrader read from the resolution. The neighborhood coalition, which represents a network of other homeowner groups …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Officials with the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition want city leaders to figure out a way to open the bathrooms in Crest Lake Park by March 7.
Carl Schrader is surprised at the number of first-time visitors to Crest Lake Park, even after walking through it an hour a day for weeks now. Schrader walks the park, talking to people there, asking them a few questions for a survey. The sampling is research the president of the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition is making as part of his plans to get the bathrooms reopened at Crest Lake Park. “It’s kind of more credence to getting the bathrooms opened," he said. "The bathrooms limit how long they stay and the time they stay at the park.” The bathroom doors are currently welded shut. Schrader plans to formally ask city leaders for their help to get them unwelded by March 7. Schrader will present a resolution asking the City Council to …
Doggy Date Night, Chalk Art and a Spoken Word night are some of the events the Skycrest Neighborhood Association has planned for Crest Lake Park.
Doggy Date Night, Chalk Art and a Spoken Word night are some of the events the Skycrest Neighborhood Association has planned for Crest Lake Park. Residents challenged themselves to come up with 30 days of events to have in Crest Lake Park as a way to invite people back to the public space. The group scaled back the amount but would like to put on the series of four events from February until the end of April, said JoAnna Siskin, president of the Skycrest Neighbors Association. The eclectic events are a way to attract a diverse audience to the park, she said. “I’ve never been to something like the spoken word,” Siskin said. “I think that would be very interesting.” Here is a list of the events the group hopes to hold: 1. Spoken word with a …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Clearwater Patch readers shared some of their ideas for 30 days of events at Crest Lake Park.
The Skycrest Neighbors Association recently formed an events committee and challenged themselves to come up with 30 days of events to have in Crest Lake Park as a way to invite people back to the public space. They started with a list of 15 ideas including a candle light vigil and sky lantern release, sidewalk chalk art and picnic in the park. Some of the ideas the committee comes up with as well as creating a resolution regarding Crest Lake Park will be discussed at the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Salvation Army, 1521 Druid Road. We also asked Clearwater Patch readers for suggestions. Here is what we got: Laurie Meggesin: "These are all great ideas. I might add a 5 de Mayo celebration, a Day …