Lafayette Square Park 

© Hood Design Studio


The organizing concepts for the design process included: Preservation - Providing physical traces of early park origins; Social Programming – Provisions for diverse human needs including a children’s play area flower garden, restroom facilities, picnic areas, card tables, sitting spaces, and a central water feature and Recreation – Creation of spaces for horseshoes, an amphitheater and stage area, barbecue and picnic areas, children’s play and strolling. 

City of Oakland, parks and recreation

Oakland, CA 1999
Budget: $2.2 Million
Size: 1.5 Acres