The Chess Pocket Park seeks to contribute to community sustainability through the development of a residential lot-sized Chess Pocket Park. The Chess Pocket Park will include several permanent chess tables, benches, and native plantings that create a positive, education-oriented gathering place in the community.

Playing chess is a tested way for young people to enhance their critical thinking skills, and to be part of a goal-oriented community that gives them the confidence needed to succeed in school. At the neighborhood level, building a community also has the potential to attract more families who want to live in a youth and education-oriented environment.


After months of hard work, the Chess Pocket Park is complete!

Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, August 21st at 7pm. And in the meantime, stop by any Saturday morning at 11am to participate in or watch Free Chess Lessons!


Chess players focused on their games at the Ribbon Cutting on August 21st.




Neighborhood kids lend a hand with the pavers.


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EM Harris puts the finishing touches on fine grading, and gets the site ready for installation of the pavers.