The Power of the Pocket Park

The Power of the Pocket Park
Karen Fitzsimon

“The power of the pocket park,” Landscape, Spring, 2024, 42-44

In a journal issue dedicated to ‘Landscapes for Living’, this article argues for the role of pocket parks as part of green space provision for urban housing. The article explores two important modernist pocket parks – influential Paley Park in New York City, created via philanthropy, and Crabtree Fields in central London – a park forged through the power of community activity.