Better Blocks is a nationwide movement that encourages communities to improve their neighborhoods through short "living charrettes," or prototypes, that reinvision small sections of a streetscape for a few days.
I especially love how the surrounding nationalities of the residents were incorporated into the design of the park. They didn't just rely on typical park furniture and fixtures, but took clues from distant cultures. What a fantastic way to create a place that reflects the local neighborhood.
"The people living in the immediate vicinity of the park relate to more than 50 different nationalities. Instead of using the designated city objects/furnitures used for parks and public spaces, people from the area was asked to nominate specific city objects such as benches, bins, trees, playgrounds, manhole covers and signage from other countries. These objects were chosen from a country of the inhabitant’s national origin or from somewhere else encountered through traveling. The objects were either produced in a 1:1 copy or bought and transported to the site."