Mulgrave Park: Community Map Project

Starting in July, a teen group from the Phoenix Youth Program in Mulgrave Park came in to work on a mural-sized map of their community.  Together, we made a list of the important sites and details to incorporate, and we began the map by first painting a base layer of latex paint on Tyvek material.  

We taped off a projected map of Mulgrave Park and sponged on several shades of greens and blues to add more depth, treating the map almost like a quilt.

We taped off a projected map of Mulgrave Park and sponged on several shades of greens and blues to add more depth, treating the map almost like a quilt.

Meanwhile, the felting table was buzzing with lively chatter and flowers being felted to add to the garden section of the map.  The felting zone often becomes the site for sharing, storytelling, and lots of laughs.

Meanwhile, the felting table was buzzing with lively chatter and flowers being felted to add to the garden section of the map.  The felting zone often becomes the site for sharing, storytelling, and lots of laughs.

The big reveal happened when the sponged paint dried and we could remove all of our tape…it was pretty impressive!   The tape also removed some patches of the latex paint underneath, which added to the richness of textures we had going on. With components including a basketball court, buildings, and lettering being made and more painting happening, the MGP community map is looking great!  

The big reveal happened when the sponged paint dried and we could remove all of our tape…it was pretty impressive!   The tape also removed some patches of the latex paint underneath, which added to the richness of textures we had going on.

With components including a basketball court, buildings, and lettering being made and more painting happening, the MGP community map is looking great!