A group of youth gathered at the St. Charles Recreation Center to gauge their interest in meeting with their new neighbors in Industry RiNo Station to discuss improvements to the St. Charles Place Park. Sloane Bullecks with Denver Parks and Recreation and Susan Brown with Valerian landscape architects formed a partnership with the youth of St. Charles and the growing minds of the occupants in Industry RiNo Station. After creating their partnership, the discussion of rebuilding the mutual space of the park and the connection between the two buildings began.
Khobi Eiland was a friend of the Ambassadors, killed due to gang violence just as they were beginning to talk about the renovation of the park.
As community youth Ambassadors, they dedicated their hard work to creating the opportunity for a safe place for everyone in the neighborhood to enjoy. Khobi had a daughter named Laviana who was born at almost the same time as Ambassador, Tomas Salazar, became a father to Zaraiah. We all hope that both girls will grow up to love this park and play together in a safe space.