This Place Matters

The purpose of Green Space on Prospect Street is to acquire and preserve the entire 4.6-acre former Romeo Middle School property at 297 Prospect Street as public green space. For all of us. Forever.

Gardens and Green Space –
A Walk to Remember

Thank you to everyone who made the 2024 Romeo Garden Walk and Afterglow on June 29 a huge success and truly a day to remember… donors, gardeners, volunteers, event co-hosts, artists, musicians, and all of you who bought tickets and came to events throughout the day. Thank you for your support of green space and our community! 

Gardens and Green Space was co-hosted by the Romeo and Juliet Garden Club, the Romeo Historical Society and Romeo Gold Studios. All proceeds go to the Green Space on Prospect Street (GSOPS) Fund at the Four County Community Foundation

The Green Space Afterglow was hosted by Romeo Gold Studios on the porch and lawn of Dale Wells’ Gray House across the street from the Green Space. We brought our picnics, friends and family and enjoyed the summer night together!

As always, thank you to our donors and pledgers who make it all possible. Special thanks to Heidebreicht Chevrolet, the MittTV, and 120+donors who are investing in the future for our children, our community and the planet! See our Supporters page for details.  

Time is running out!

We are committed to raising $500,000 to purchase the 297 Prospect Street property and preserve it as public green space forever. Please pledge your support now!

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Green Space Matters

Green space promotes health, wellness, and equity. Kids play there and we can be quiet in nature or gather with other people. The natural infrastructure makes our community more resilient to natural disasters and climate change. Green space creates a place where people want to live. 

This Place Matters

The former Romeo Middle School property has deep meaning for many, especially those who passed through the halls of Romeo High School, Junior High or Middle School. By preserving the Green Space on Prospect Street, we honor the past and invest in the future for our children.

Green Space is Sustainable

By designing the Green Space with minimal infrastructure and low maintenance needs, we will be fiscally sustainable. Planting Michigan native trees and plants will create habitat for birds and pollinators, absorb stormwater runoff and carbon dioxide and contribute to an environmentally sustainable future.

Eyes on the Future

The Green Space on Prospect Street commitment does not stop with acquiring 297 Prospect Street. After successful acquisition, we will team up once again with the Four County Community Foundation to establish a Green Space Romeo fund and continue to organize the community and fundraise to support the improvement and stewardship of public green spaces throughout the community.

Imagining a Public Green Space

Updates

We’re regularly engaging with the community. See our most recent news here.