The Boardwalk on Commercial Street, Building a Neighborhood Coalition

The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk, 2013

Building a Neighborhood Coalition

Just over three years ago, frustrated and angry merchants and residents filled the Nevada City City Council chambers to demand that the city do something about all the people and dogs strewn across lower Commercial Street sidewalks, intimidating visitors and blocking customers from entering businesses, and ultimately causing loss of business.


How to Participate

As a grandparent, you can keep it simple and just make it a point to come to the Boardwalk on Commercial Street and enjoy the social scene or bring your favorite art project or board game.

Or you may choose to get more involved and deepen you commitment to The Grandmother Pledge.


It's more than a parklet

The Boardwalk on Commercial Street. It's a social experiment for building a sense of community.

It was in 1969 when Nevada City lost its town square to Highway 49/20 interchange, and the community has been re-defining itself ever since. In recent years, in its pursuit to become more resilient, Nevada City has come to understand the value of community space and has been working to reclaim its commons through projects such as the rehabilitation of Robinson Plaza and the Nevada City Farmers Market.

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