Most of the low mounds of dirt appear to be in place now at the carefully labeled Park for Human & Dogs on Sawyer between Union and Decatur streets (though there’s still grass to plant and a port-a-potty to extract). The park-to-be (across from beaver-free barbecue pub Beaver’s) sits on city-owned land backed backed up against the Glenwood Cemetery and the 2411 Washington apartment complex. The Old Sixth Ward Redevelopment Authority (e.g., TIRZ 13) was given to go-ahead to build on the site back in October.
Wavy playhouse designer Metalab currently has a few renderings of the project up on their website; those tiny hills popping up around the property make an appearance, as does the spindly gazebo off to the left above (which the firm says reemployed the Witch Hat, the salvaged cupola of an 1899 house demolished in 1997 at 2201 Fannin St.):
The view above faces east toward the apartments and the graveyard. A couple of fences should keep canine visitors from raiding the nextdoor bone stash:
Here’s the current view of the outside of the gazebo:
. . . And a rendered view from the inside, haunted by ghostly tree figures:
Visible in the distance to the right is the gate:
- Human & Dog Park [MetaLab]
Images: Courtney Pfleger (photos), Metalab Studio (renderings)