Over 100 guests gathered at One Grove Street to get a bird’s-eye view of the ongoing $15-million renovation of Levy Park in Upper Kirby. This six-acre community space grew out of renovations of a historic park that began in July 2016. The new park is set to open January 7, 2017.
Attendees enjoyed clever picnic-themed light bites and libations — catered by Tarsha Gary, Crave Gourmet Bakery and Catered Cafe — like mini hotdogs, chicken salad cups, wine, beer, and lemonade. A foosball table, corn hole, and other games completed the festivities. Pianist Leah Stonum set the mood, accompanied by bassist Mel Drybread. New conservancy director Doug Overman said a brief word on the history of Levy Park, as well as its bright future, while thanking members of the Levy family, whose patriarch Leon Levy gifted the park land to the city.