Glorious Fourth of July
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
10:30am to 2pm
at Shoup Park, Los Altos
(immediately following the
Los Altos Hills Parade)
Live entertainment with Ye Olde Towne Band
and The Unicorns
Program begins promptly at 11:00 am
Cristy Dawson, Los Altos High School Asst. Principal, Emcee
Mayor Rich Larsen and Mayor Val Carpenter
Hot dogs and more by Quick Dog
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Mountain View
Paradise Shave Ice and more!
Special Thanks to our Partners:
City of Los Altos
Ye Olde Towne Band
Los Altos Town Crier
Los Altos Rotary
American Legion of Los Altos
Los Altos Forward has arranged a series of small events with Fred Kent and Katy Madden from Project for Public Spaces.
What is Placemaking?
From the Heart of a Community
Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for that place. The vision can evolve quickly into an implementation strategy, beginning with small-scale, do-able improvements that can immediately bring benefits to public spaces and the people who use them.
Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being. When we asked visitors to pps.org what Placemaking means to them, responses suggested that this process is essential–even sacred–to people who truly care about the places in their lives.
Please join us for the Placingmaking Breakfast to help fund this great event.