Pocket Parks on Park(ing) Day 2019

Sept. 20, 2019


MLA Students Rebecca Johnstone, Dionna Hatch, Tess Wagner, and Mario Nuño-Whelan relax in the shade on a carpet of artificial turf provided by Pioneer Landscape Centers.

Sit, Grow, Sip at the CAPLA Café!

MLA students in the American Society of Landscape Architects Student Chapter designed and installed a colorful pocket park for Park(ing) Day 2019. Using reused, refurbished, and found materials, they created a lush, shaded haven on Tucson's historic 4th Avenue. 

Installation funding came from Norris Design and Wheat Design Group, whose donations allowed the student chapter to receive matching funds from the Arizona Chapter of the ASLA. Site furnishings were donated by Living Streets Alliance.

An informational board informed visitors about the park's design and thanks sponsors.
A variety of desert plants were provided by local nurseries: Pima County Native Plant Nursery, Civano Nursery, Desert Survivors, and B & B Cactus Farm. The plants were then donated to a local school.
See you at Park(ing) Day 2020!


PARK(ing) Day is an annual event in that encourages community members, students, and designers to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets.


ASLA Student Chapter


Park(ing) Day 2019


Tucson's 4th Avenue