Community process was paramount to this project and included city staff and community leadership as well as many neighborhood youth. The collaboration resulted in a strategy that re-connects neighborhoods and establishes easy informality. Renovated warehouses and a refreshed 1960s community building introduce progressive ideas about form and ornament while providing spaces for children, teens, families, and seniors. On weekends a tree canopied plaza becomes a venue for a regular Saturday farmers market as well as community events and will soon house the Pico Branch Library. The project’s groundbreaking approach to onsite water management contributed to making it the first LEED certified, and first LEED Silver, park in the country.