A pilot program expected to start next week includes bringing the Mad City Bazaar to Philosopher’s Grove as part of the city's latest effort to change the area at the "Top of State" Street.
Todd Grisby walks through Philosopher's Grove every day, greeting his friends as he passes by.
“Just friendly kind of family, you know what I'm saying?” Grisby said.
Grisby admits the park isn’t void of problems. The gathering area is known for illegal activity, and just a week ago, a man was punched there while intoxicated and didn’t know who did it.
That said, Grisby does not agree with the city’s plans to move the problems out of Philosopher's Grove.
“It's going to interrupt the rhythm, you know, people are probably going to disperse,” Grisby said.