Parkology

Green Infrastructure

In the heart of one of Denver’s most economically distressed communities, a vacant lot will be transformed into a short grass prairie ecosystem with outdoor classroom, walking paths, nature play areas, and green infrastructure. A new education center
Boeddeker Park is the largest open space in the Tenderloin. Before the renovation this 1-acre park was undesirable and unsafe for the 50,000 people that live nearby, but the new community-driven design transformed the space into a safe and inviting
The Paul Habans Green Schoolyard provides a much needed place for schoolkids and the community to enjoy recreation and greenspace. Innovative play equipment is paired with highly engineered rain gardens that alleviate the repetitive standing water a
PS 120 is a multilingual Title 1 school serving 1,045 PreK-5th graders. Of this population, 40% are English language learners. Previously the schoolyard was an empty asphalt lot used partially for teacher parking. The Trust for Public Land engaged in
The 606 Parks and Trail: Infrastructure reimagined - Taking advantage of underutilized public infrastructure and using culture to tell the stories of these possibilities. Featured as a case study in the Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking.
The Fargo Project - World Garden Commons: Water Stories - Reconnecting people to water or rethinking how water is managed in the community as a cultural asset. Featured as a case study in the Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking. A full ver
Buffalo Bayou: Urban wilderness - Creating unexpected moments of wilderness and reprieve in urban environments. Featured as a case study in the Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking. A full version of the Field Guide can be found here; https
The Avalon Green Alley Network, located in dense residential neighborhood in South Los Angeles, consists of six interconnected alleys, streets, and sidewalks. Two complete alley retrofits, featuring replicable low impact development (LID) green infra
The LAMS Sports Complex/Community Playground (designed by the students, staff and community members) now provides a safe place for students and members of the community to go to enjoy sports activities such as basketball, handball, track, soccer, foo