The Canal District is the inaugural C.A.R.E.S. neighborhood. Work began in 2017 by reaching out to residents seeking input on their concerns, perceptions, and needs. Throughout two years of intense communication and collaborating, alleys were paved, lights were repaired, homes were rehabbed, a neighborhood watch was created, and an identity was shared.
The Canal District celebrated their neighborhood in September 2019 with a block party at their newly renovated Keelboat Park. The Canal District celebrates the history of the canal, the age of the homes, and deep roots of resiliency and community.
The residents have taken ownership of where they live and come together monthly to discuss any concerns, issues, events, or ways to improve their neighborhood. The Canal District has embraced the words of Mark Twain,
CANAL DISTRICT EVENTS
Neighborhood Garage Sale 9am-5pm
Block Party at Keelboat Park and Pearl Street 2-5pm – Food, Games, Fun
Good exercise for the heart: reach out and help your neighbor.
— Mark Twain