North Black Pocket Park
Lauren Waterton, AICP
The Placemaking Studio had the unique opportunity to design a pocket park in downtown Bozeman that will be the framework for future pocket park developments in the downtown area. These parks will complement the existing commercial district, while presenting distinct characteristics that will distinguish them from each other and providing an attractive respite. For the North Black Pocket Park, Sanderson Stewart’s Placemaking Studio worked with the Downtown Bozeman Tax Increment Financing District to create two alternative plans for park development. The plans include site and phasing alternatives, design concepts, and cost estimates.
USEFUL, ARTFUL, AND WHIMSICAL
Pocket Parks provide an opportunity to enhance the community by converting underutilized spaces into beautiful gathering places.
Downtown Bozeman Park Goals:
• Simple, unadorned materials used in interesting and sophisticated ways
• Low maintenance installations that can withstand intense use
• Project enhances existing streetscape
• Provide a sense of discovery or whimsy with art installations, carvings or the
choice of materials and furnishings