A park in ten minutes

18:16 Originally uploaded by Payton Chung

Here’s a photo of Pilsen’s newest park, created (for the most part) in just ten minutes on Friday by a small group of local volunteers. More photos I took documenting its rise (and fall) are in this Flickr set.

Meg Gustafson took some great photos of the temporary (but very professional) Bloomingdale Trailhead park, just two blocks from my home, and other Flickr users have uploaded hundreds of photos from around the country of other public spaces temporarily liberated from cars. Props to TPL (like other land trusts, typically a pretty staid group) for embracing this bit of urban direct action. CBF was not so lucky, though.