Petra Park, Fairfield’s sophisticated and urbane new plaza with eating areas and performance art space, is a fitting memorial for Petra Stanley, who died of cancer in 2016.
The formerly empty lot has been transformed, with welcoming red benches and raised plant boxes around the perimeter. Along one side is a long table for dining or visiting that can be used by visitors to get acquainted during their time in our community. The pergola in the center of this area features an oak leaf sculpture crafted from wood and metal which was inspired by Fairfield’s history as an oak savanna.
The Mirror With a Barre has been the most popular attraction at Petra Park, thanks to its highly polished stainless steel surface. People love it so much that they often stand in front of it for hours at a time and enjoy practicing their dance moves before an imaginary audience.