In 1990, the Raspberry Rd / Jewel Lake Rd intersection located in front of Tastee Freez, underwent a major renovation. Landscaping of the surrounding right of ways was not included in the project. Rich Owens had a vision for a park on the corner, and in 1995 he began pounding the pavement to get donated supplies and labor. The efforts resulted in a beautifully landscaped corner. For the past 16 years, Rich and several other hardcore helpers have coordinated hundreds of volunteers to plant, water and weed the garden.