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Roosevelt Square: plan

Project Location: Chicago, IL

Community park plan for a parcel of land at W. Taylor Street and S. Lytle in Chicago. Focus of the design: re-use of material and the establishment of native plant communities. Quieter zones in the south offer city dwellers access to pockets of nature, including a bald cypress wetland and an oak savanna. Bermed areas are surrounded by gabions filled with construction material that also serve as benches, recycled granite paths curve through the site, and children build their own play equipment with material from the Chicago Rebuilding Exchange in an “adventure playground”, or splash in the interactive water feature located in the pedestrian plaza along Taylor Street.