Victory Over Violence

  • South Entry and Gardens

Originally created in the 1990s, the Victory Over Violence Park is being transformed into a healing place for urban trauma victims, as well as a gathering place for residents and community events. The park is a tribute to the work of Jennetta Simpson-Robinson, an impactful citizen and leader. Based on community input, the proposed design includes a variety of perennial gardens, walkways, and seating areas at the south end, showcasing the Victory Over Violence sculpture, mural and
future murals. The northern section provides a space for community events, food vendors, or relaxing and enjoying the game tables. Construction of the park this summer comes at a critical time of healing and bringing the community together. Deshea Agee, Executive Director of the BID, is passionate about creating a place to make lives better for people living in the neighborhood and throughout the city. We look forward to seeing the vision become a restorative place for healing.