The annual Yarn Bomb the Park Project, encourages Elginites to express their creativity through the fiber arts! Everyone of all skill levels are invited to decorate the bollards in Elgin Memorial Park to bring brightness and joy to park goers!
2.) Pick a bollard in Elgin Memorial Park, 361 N HWY 95.
3.) Knit, crochet, or weave your family friendly bollard decoration.
4.) Put up your decoration by May 5th, 2023.
Once your yarn bomb is installed please take a picture of it and email it to email@example.com with your name and contact information.
If you missed this year, don't worry!
Yarn Bombs start going up in Elgin Memorial Park every April with the goal of being all set up by Elgin Arts and Culture annually. Yarn Bombs then stay up until Western Days in June! We encourage you to work on your art pieces all year long and showcase them during our Yarn Bomb the Park months!
What is "Yarn Bombing"?
Yarn bombing is part street art, part graffiti, and part activism, which combines the seemingly “cute” and comforting elements of knitting and crocheting, with the revolutionary and mild civil disobedience of graffiti / “tagging” of public objects, in order to make some sort of artistic statement.
Yarn Bomb the Park Guidelines:
All yarn bombing installations must be "family friendly" and not contain offensive material.
No experience necessary, all ages and level of skill are encouraged to participate.
Artistic displays must not impede the functionality of the fixture.
Artistic displays must not make any permanent alterations to the fixture; piece cannot be permanently attached to underneath object and must leave the object unharmed after removal.
No yarn bombing installations may be placed on living things, including trees and bushes.
There is no limit to the number of bollards you can decorate.
Work must be collected no later than June 30th, 2023 if you wish to keep it.
Work remaining after June 30th, 2023 becomes property of the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department.
By adding your art to the display, you give permission to the City of Elgin to reproduce images of work.
Once your yarn bombing installation is installed, please take a picture of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age and contact information
In our second year hosting the Yarn Bomb the Park project, we covered even more bollards than the park! These creative works of art were a beautiful highlight to the park system in April, May and June of 2023! Congratulations to all of the artists who took time to make these beauties!
2022 Yarn Bomb Parade:
In support of the Explore Elgin Arts & Culture Event the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department debuted the Yarn Bomb the Park project! Patrons were asked to decorate the bollards in Elgin Memorial Park to brighten the day of passersbys. Below see the album of artwork produced by the Elgin community.