Category Archives: Parks

Your Tent has No First Amendment Rights

Park design, regulation, and the Occupy protests.

By Lydia DePillis

Sarah Stierch

As the Occupy movement mushroomed around the country last October, most aspiring activists didn’t agonize over which patch of grass or concrete to take over in solidarity with those who were camping out on Wall Street. Continue reading Your Tent has No First Amendment Rights

Reparations Becomes a Park

The Port of Los Angeles wanted to move further inland. The neighbors said: We have a better idea. 

By Jennifer Zell, ASLA

The Arup designed cable-stayed pedestrian bridge has become an iconic image for the park. Photo by Craig Kuhner.

On the southern edge of the city of Wilmington, California, just before the Port of Los Angeles begins, lies the newly constructed Wilmington Waterfront Park. It will be remembered for some time, maybe this lifetime, maybe longer, as a place of contention. Continue reading Reparations Becomes a Park