Local knitters, fashionistas and artists have until Oct. 4 to gear up for "Sweater Weather: Fashion for the Urban Forest," a public project sponsored by Richland Parks and Recreation to create colorful art pieces along the rivershore and increase conversation, community pride, and walkability in Richland.
Individuals and/or groups are encouraged to knit or crochet a sweater or wrap for a tree in Howard Amon or Leslie Groves parks.
Participants can adopt or choose their tree(s) by walking through the parks and identifying a few options, choosing one online at www.richlandparksandrec.com/sweaterweather or in person at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive. A tree sweater conversion map is available to help identify the final project dimensions of chosen trees.
Sweaters will be hung during a community celebration Oct. 4 and remain in place through Nov. 1.
The public can also contribute to the project by donating yarn to the Richland Community Center.