Over the past few years it has been heartening to watch as a subtle but substantial shift has occurred in downtown Norfolk: what had been a very car and tourist-centric mentality has given some ground to a more pedestrian and local-centric paradigm.
This week Festevents and the Downtown Norfolk Council announced a new program that is another step in this right direction. Field Days will occur every Tuesday and Wednesday beginning July 28 through September 2, from 11am to 8pm at TowneBank Fountain Park. There will be volleyball or badminton (alternating weeks), bocce, corn hole, and kan jam. I would encourage you to expand that list on your own. Do you love pick-up soccer, whiffleball, or kickball? Start up your own Facebook event for one of these evenings, invite your friends, and make some new friends too.
Scherberger has been inspired by parks in other great world municipalities, and has adapted based on what she has learned.