Lafayette Square Park is a project by Hood Design Studio - a tripartite practice, working across art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. Lafayette Square Park's 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.
Designer: [Walter Hood](http://www.hooddesignstudio.com/about/)
Location: Oakland, CA
Image credit: [Hood Design Studios](
Presented at [IdeasCity Detroit](http://www.ideas-city.org/ideascity-detroit/public-conference/about/)