Location: Brooklyn, New York
Client: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Part of the NYC Mayor's Community Parks Initiative, the redesign of Lafayette Playground transforms this featureless, unbecoming space into a vibrant, active and inviting neighborhood park with a broad range of active recreational opportunities.
A central synthetic lawn area accommodates informal performances, fitness opportunities and community gatherings; a leaf shaped shade structure may also host focused activities where the turf provides informal seating. A basketball court, exercise equipment and a paved space to do tai chi and other activities occupies the eastern edge of the site.
This multi-use space can also support farmers' markets, fine arts fairs and exercise activities.