• Block Party in University Area CDC’s Harvest Hope Park

    WHO:              University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC)

    WHAT:           Community Block Party

    WHEN:                        Saturday, March 18, from noon to 3 p.m.

    WHERE:          University Area CDC’s Harvest Hope Park, 13704 North 20th Street, 33613

    DETAILS:         Community residents will join together for fun, art and food in this free celebration.

    Utilizing produce from the community garden, healthy food demonstrations will be offered. Also, residents will paint a new sign for the garden. University Area CDC’s Prodigy Cultural Arts dance and drumming instruction will be offered and physical activities will be provided by the University Area CDC’s Get Moving program. Music will fill the air and lunch will be provided.

    Harvest Hope Park is in transition, as ground was broken last week to begin preparations for a playground, a multi-purpose sports field, tilapia fish farm, walking trails, upgraded sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, irrigation and parking. A community garden already is in place, as is the Harvest Hope Center, which includes a kitchen to be used for teaching purposes.

    University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about UACDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org.