The Venice Pop Up Park was created to be a playful and useful community space on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles. A vacant lot is transformed into a community driven park for non-profit events. What started as an empty lot is now being used for hanging out, getting work done, entertainment and special events. Stackable milk crates become tables and chairs, and the fence folds down into tables and bar tops.
The footprint of the lot was a challenge. To overcome the need of seating within the tight space suggested that we need to come up with a modular design system. The park was seen as a transformative space that can be quickly assembled and reassembled for the right program of the day.
What was supposed to be a temporary park is still standing to this day. The community benefits from the park because there are no public spaces one can go to just relax in the neighborhood. The park also hosts different events and a variety of food vendors are welcomed to provide food and beverage.