Henry J. Kaiser Park

Location: Oakland


PGAdesign designed this neighborhood park to create a civic space centered around a monumental sculpture in the heart of Oakland’s Uptown Arts District. In addition to providing a backdrop for the “Remember Them” memorial, the park functions as a gathering space for the adjacent neighborhood. A wisteria-covered trellis and a copse of trees foster a feeling of intimacy, and raised lawn areas invite lounging. Children can climb on large boulders in a nontraditional play area that is both safe and sophisticated. Chairs, benches, and tables sit amongst trees, and an informal stage welcomes performers or students. All the elements are arranged to provide multiple paths and clear sight lines.

The park includes bioswales that filter on-site water and porous pavers that allow water to percolate through the bricks. PGAdesign took the lead to secure approval for the project, earning accolades from the Oakland City Council and several commissions.

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Francine Agapoff, Mario Chiodo Studios

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Civic Parks + Recreation

PGAdesign designed this neighborhood park to create a civic space centered around a monumental sculpture in the heart of Oakland’s Uptown Arts District. In addition to providing a backdrop for the “Remember Them” memorial, the park functions as a gathering space for the adjacent neighborhood. A wisteria-covered trellis and a copse of trees foster a feeling of intimacy, and raised lawn areas invite lounging. Children can climb on large boulders in a nontraditional play area that is both safe and sophisticated. Chairs, benches, and tables sit amongst trees, and an informal stage welcomes performers or students. All the elements are arranged to provide multiple paths and clear sight lines.

The park includes bioswales that filter on-site water and porous pavers that allow water to percolate through the bricks. PGAdesign took the lead to secure approval for the project, earning accolades from the Oakland City Council and several commissions.

Quotemark

Francine Agapoff, Mario Chiodo Studios

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