THE LITTLE PARK THAT COULD

Taking nearly 10 years to receive funding – in the end a very small budget – and then miraculously built, Perk Park is the “little park that could”. It embodies the trapped potential that lies in the small public spaces that can be found in downtowns throughout the US. It has transformed wasteland into common ground. Embraced by its prideful community it has attracted start-up businesses from the suburbs and filled surrounding building space with employees that demanded to be part of this urban spectacle. Steven Litt shares this triumphant and historical transformation with Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM).

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