Rocky Ridge’s Path: Through the Past to the Future
The recently established Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association wants to share what they see and why they call Rocky Ridge the “best kept secret in the city”. Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Rocky Ridge like many local neighborhoods has experienced its fair share of hard times with the deindustrialization of the late 1970’s and the recent economic recession. But that doesn’t stop these neighbors from loving their place any less!
“Rocky Ridge’s Path: Through the Past to the Future” is a walking discussion lead by neighborhood residents who will share the stories and experiences surrounding the neighborhood, and present initiatives that are helping to maintain it. Inspired by the late urban visionary Jane Jacobs and her philosophy of placing people and their neighborhoods above all else, the Rocky Ridge Association is sharing how their community has influenced their place; and in turn how place has influenced their community. By exploring its social, historical, cultural and environmental characteristics the Rocky Ridge neighbors will establish the aspects both past and present that shape their neighborhood identity.
This walk will consist of 4 stops. Each stop will be hosted by a different neighborhood resident bringing their unique perspective to the discussion. We invite anyone and everyone to come learn about Rocky Ridge!
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Route: The walk will begin and end at the same place in the parking lot of Shrine of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, located at 517 Belle Vista Ave, Youngstown OH.
Host Organization: Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to children and seniors.