Pocket Park Design: Wilted Lettuce Park | 2015 National High School Architecture Competition


To collect information I sought inspiration through both my own community hang-outs, the ones I frequented growing up, and also through taking pictures of additional local parks and gardens for a varied look on design. From there, I used Microsoft Publisher to put together boards to display what I felt were the best pictures containing all of the features I wished to see implemented into my park. After that I analyzed the specific parks areas based on: landscape, uniqueness, and usefulness to the community. I picked the best qualities of each park and incorporated into the brainstorming of my design. I believe what makes an amazing park is a sense of security, relaxation, and symmetry. One goes to parks to unwind from the outside world, to find a sense of isolation, and to be free of any other responsibilities for a short while.Being uniform yet creatively spaced into different areas gives the park-goer a sense of adventure, almost as if arriving in a whole other world.