For our 4th Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk, we not only celebrate all the gardeners who beautify our neighborhood, but all the neighbors and businesses who make Cooper-Young home. We encourage every resident of Cooper-Young to celebrate urban living by joining in the festive atmosphere May 18-19.

May 18-19 is the perfect weekend to get outside and enjoy Cooper-Young before school’s out, neighbors leave for vacation, and hot, humid days hit full force.

Here’s how you can participate.


Add flowers and containers to your front gardens, fences and porches.

Enter the container contest:

Sit on your front porch or lawn and chat with neighbors and visitors.

Don flower attire.

Tell the garden walk hosts how much you appreciate their hard work.

Tour our beautiful, quirky, 60+gardens:

Garden hosts

Host a garden party and invite your family and friends to attend.

Add music to your garden.


Paint rocks and hide for visitors to find.

Chalk the sidewalk with flowers for our garden visitors.

Set up a lemonade stand.

Paint your face and wear festive clothes

Classic car lovers

Park your shiny, classic car in your driveway and enjoy chatting about it. (A sign is helpful.)

Take your car to the classic car show Saturday, May 18, at 2258 Young Avenue. (First come, first enter.)

Pet lovers

Style your dog with flower collars or scarves and walk the neighborhood.

Party lovers

Host a porch party and invite your friends to attend, after they tour the gardens.

Set up lawn games and invite your neighbors:  corn hole, twister, badminton, lawn bowling


Strum our visitors along with your string instruments


Set out your work.

Demonstrate your talent en plein air.


Tour the gardens and get inspired.

Enter the Cooper-Young Garden Walk Facebook photo contest:

Show your children the magic of backyard spaces and new streets.

Host a bbq in your front yard.


Hang signs welcoming garden visitors.

Add plants/flowers to your outdoor spaces.

Offer discounts to attendees.

Come on neighbors, let’s all celebrate our beloved neighborhood by adding to the festive weekend. May 18-19 is the weekend we celebrate everything wonderful in Cooper-Young. That includes you!

Kim Halyak

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Cooper Young Community Association.

You have Successfully Subscribed!