Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pop-Up Park

Your eyes do not deceive you. That's a group of outlaw gardeners, laying sod over the asphalt to turn a side street into an instant park. Woebetide the cars that neglected last night's "No Parking" signs.

Wouldn't it be nice if there were enough sod to transform every under-utilized road into safe, lush, convivial green space? Imagine what might be possible if that were the city we lived in . . .


4 comments:

tracy said...

This is WAY cool! I love this kind of thinking-around the existing environment.

leslie said...

FUN! Very clever.

brian said...

just think how much less it would hurt for you and john to crash your bikes if all the roads were covered in such a lush and green and cushiony surface. is cushiony a word?

Jake said...

Hi Christy,

Very cool project, this pop-up park. I'm a Time Out Chicago reporter looking to get in touch with the people behind it ASAP. Please send me an e-mail: chicago@timeoutchicago.com.

Many thanks!