A world of horror….a world of pollution….our homes , our streets and our offices are just exhausted due to the lack of oxygen and fresh air . It is just matter of time and the era we are going through the era of digital world . This era has completely destroyed the idea and concept of refreshing your mind . And the main source which gives a human the total package of refreshment are called PARKS . Unfortunately we are lacking these green lands full of grass and trees.
Green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air, they provide shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and they even reduce erosion of soil into our waterways. These are just a few of the environmental benefits that green spaces provide.
Wishing Star Park|Shangahi
But here in our country we are completely losing these green spaces . We are so busy in our lives that we can’t think about other living beings around us such as animals . And not just that are kids are growing through mobiles and gadgets just because we don’t have a concept of spending time in parks making their minds fresh .
Pocket parks are the solution to this common “lack-of-green-spaces” problem. Pocket parks, also known as vest-pocket parks or mini-parks, are just a smaller version of a regular park. All that is needed is a vacant lot between, or even behind, a couple of blocks of flats. As you can easily imagine, the less money, the more creativity!
A mini-park could include spaces for relaxing, a playground that you can visit with your children on a sunny morning, a small space for events, or even a small café where you can meet with your friends during your lunch break.
( paley park New York city)
I think it is about time we reorganized the needs of our city and dealt with them, not with costly projects but with intelligence and creativity. Pocket parks are certainly a way to do that. They may seem a small and discreet intervention, but at the same time they may be a breath of fresh air for the concrete cities in which we live.