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Urban Parks: Balis Park
« on: September 29, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Urban Parks: Balis Park



Balis Park, anchoring the heart of San Marco Square, is a successful example of a pocket park.

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Jason

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Re: Urban Parks: Balis Park
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 10:53:41 AM »
One of the greatest pocket parks in the entire region.  The only one that trumps it is Cathedral Square in DT St. Augustine.  Full of life, well integrated into the urban fabric, and very well kept.

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Re: Urban Parks: Balis Park
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 02:48:32 PM »
I was in San Marco the other day. As I drove past the park I was thinking that it was a great pocket Park. It reminded me of the ones I saw in Chicago. One of Chicago's Mayors (don't remember which) designed the park system there so that everyone could be within walking distance to a park. True urban planning.

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Re: Urban Parks: Balis Park
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 06:29:03 PM »
rumor was the controls for the sound system are located in the fire station...?