Little Village Pocket Parks

MAS Studio Debuts Cut.Join.Play. by pocketparks
April 4, 2010, 12:43 pm
Filed under: DESIGN INFO, general info

This past Friday the +space team went to Pilsen for MAS Studio’s Out of Context event where they unveiled the first built version of their winning street furniture entry, Cut.Join.Play.  Stay tuned for pictures from the next construction planning meeting with +space, Architecture for Humanity Chicago, and MAS Studio.  For more info on +space follow us at


COMING SOON… by dahern
June 16, 2009, 5:19 am
Filed under: general info

The pocket parks project in Little Village is well on its way and we are very excited to be creating such beautiful and inspiring community spaces. Now as the parks are starting to come together, we are going to get the blog up and running as well. This blog is hopefully going to be used for a variety of different updates on a regular basis including:

  • Background information on the sites and design charrettes for each site
  • Design information and lists of tasks that can be done in the parks
  • Upcoming work days and events
  • DIY step by step instructions for specific elements in the parks
  • Feature articles highlighting other pocket parks and influential people in this pocket park project

Having this information all together on a collaborative site will be a great tool as we move forward with building and maintaining the pocket parks. So, stop by often to keep up to date with the project and leave us a comment or send us an email at with suggestions of things you would like to see on the blog.

27th and Kildare as of 6/6/09

27th and Kildare as of 6/6/09

In the beginning… by pocketparks
February 1, 2009, 6:13 pm
Filed under: general info

This weblog is to document the process of a group of Archeworks students, in conjunction with Enlace, in creating pocket parks in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.  This process began years ago, began to include Archeworks students in the fall of 2008, and now  in the spring of 2009 is coming to a head as we approach the community with our ideas.  Stay tuned.