Parks are a vital part of any community, the places where people go to connect with nature, visit a playground and relax. Ken Dart took his vision for open community spaces to the local parks when he founded Growing Communities.
A passion project of Dart’s, the Growing Communities park initiative partnered with the Cayman Islands Government to build and improve public community parks in the Cayman Islands. The Growing Communities website also provides the community with a directory of parks and amenities so that visitors can plan their visits and events accordingly.
Growing Communities was created to help protect and preserve nature in the Cayman Islands. Like-minded organisations such as the Cayman Islands Orchid Society, the Corporate Green Team, CaymANNature, the garden Club of Grand Cayman, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park play a role in keeping the area’s parks beautiful.
Growing Communities also engages the Cayman Islands community through its blog. Local families visit the blog for general updates, using the site as a planning resource for their busy lives. With topics such as “cool weather and the healthy outdoors” and “50 activities to do at Camana Bay this summer,” the blog does a fantastic job of delivering timely information to the Cayman Islands community.
Learn more about this thriving public-private partnership at www.growingcommunities.ky.