Little Village Pocket Parks

Trumbull & 26th Street Community Design Workshop by migrod
March 8, 2010, 1:28 pm
Filed under: charrette

Last Wednesday March 3, 2010, the initial community design workshop for the Pocket Park located at Trumbull Avenue near 26th Street in Little Village took place at Madero School.

Pocket Park site neighbors gathered and brainstormed ideas for positive visions of park designs and programs.

Ideas were presented and discussed.

Archeworks students students will create designs based on the design workshop. These designs will be presented back to the community and park neighbors on March 24. Please check back for time and location.


After-School Charrette with students from St. Agnes Elementary by pocketparks
November 1, 2009, 4:42 pm
Filed under: charrette, EVENTS

This past week, a few students from Archework’s Pocket Park group went with Christina Bronsing from ENLACE to do a charrette about the 26th & Trumbull site with students who were part of an after-school science club at St. Agnes Elementary School.  The school is located only a few blocks away from the site, so we thought they would be a good partner for the site.

After a short introduction to the students about the larger idea of pocket-parks and why green space was important in their community, we asked the students to write on two colored post-it notes what they did and did not want to see in the park.  Many of the students expressed concerns for safety and clean parks.

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After going over the post-its so that they would get ideas of what their fellow peers wanted, we asked the students to get into groups of four (4) and gave each group a larger plan of the site and told them to design a park that addressed these issues.

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After about a half hour of coming up with their designs, the students then were asked to present their ideas back to the group.  Many of their ideas were very ambitious and creative:

We would like to thank the students for their cooperation and the Youth Program Coordinator for Faith in Place, Katy Regaldo, for allowing us to come to their classroom and do this exercise with them.  We hope to maintain this relationship with the students and to have them become more involved with the Trumbull site.