Pop Up Parks – Temporarily Reclaiming Public Spaces

It seems everywhere you look these days, hip urban designers are breaking down the formality of permanent structures and reclaiming public streets to create playful parks, plazas, cafés and playgrounds. The concept grew out of the pavement-to-parks movement in San Francisco, a city where public rights-of-way make up 25% of the city's land area; more space than all the public parks combined. Here is one of our favorite ‘Pop Up Parks’ from near and far, starting with the one that inspired the trend; a simple, temporary park installed by San Francisco's Rebar Art & Design Studio.

(If only Colley Ave were closed from Princess Anne to 21st St.  Just imagine the possibilities......)

Source:  Stephanie Wilson