Vacant lot cultivated into tranquility park for New Chicago neighborhood

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 20, 2022 7:52 PM CT
<strong>Residents of the New Chicago community gathered Friday, May 20, for a tree dedication ceremony at the new Kney Tranquility Park.&nbsp;The city&rsquo;s&nbsp;Community Redevelopment Agency&nbsp;created the park as a neighborhood sanctuary.&nbsp;The CRA planted dogwood trees and flowers, and allowed residents to dedicate those trees.</strong>&nbsp;(Brad Vest/Special to The Daily Memphian)

Residents of the New Chicago community gathered Friday, May 20, for a tree dedication ceremony at the new Kney Tranquility Park. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency created the park as a neighborhood sanctuary. The CRA planted dogwood trees and flowers, and allowed residents to dedicate those trees. (Brad Vest/Special to The Daily Memphian)

In a ceremony Friday, the Community Redevelopment Agency presented residents with plaques that they placed at the foot of their chosen tree.

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New Chicago Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency Rosalyn Willis Emma Turri Darlene Anderson-Jenifer Larry Williamson
Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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