Gladys McCoy Memorial Garden Update

By Kate Thompson

The Gladys McCoy Memorial Garden at the northwest corner of MLK Jr Blvd and NE Knott Street is gradually coming together. Phase one of site preparation is complete.

In June, the Westminster Presbyterian High School Youth Group spread a thick layer of mulch to keep the soil from drying out and suppress the weeds. The Nike Community store provided the work crew with popsicles, and the Hardy Plant Society helped fund the materials.

Volunteers from the neighborhood pick up trash on a regular basis and the area is being used less often as a campsite for the unhoused.  

Phase 2 will begin on the weekend of October 16th with the installation of boulders to represent the different neighborhoods and also the addition of more plants. To get involved contact Kate Thompson at