A Terrible Reason To Build A Park…

Spring Street Parklets

Dear City of Los Angeles,

I admire your aim to build parks, no matter how small, in order to give residents access to the wonderful benefits of more public space. There’s no need for parklets if you have permanent parks.

But that wasn’t your intent was it?

At least you’re honest in building these parks so that you can force registered sex offenders to move out of the neighborhood (and maybe out of your city entirely). One can hope, right?

But that’s an absolutely terrible reason to build parks.

Sincerely,

PJ

[photo via waltarrrrr/flickr]

Inflatable Stonehenge: The First Pop-Up Landmark

Stonehenge

Artist Jeremy Deller created an life-size model of Stonehenge in celebration of the 2012 Summer Olympics, but you don’t have to go all the way to Wiltshire to see this version; plus, you can bounce and jump around these particular former ruins.

Currently, pop-up restaurants are very hip now. Parklets are in vogue. Jeremy Deller is taking the pop-up concept to a whole new level with pop-up landmarks.

[photo via Frédéric Vincent/Wikimedia Commons]