This is just one of the murals at the Fox and Laurel Park located on the corner of–you guessed it–Fox Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in San Fernando, Ca. It was painted by Kristy Sandoval and is entitled “Sustainable Dream.” The mural spans the entire length of the park and is something that can only be appreciated in person. The meandering pathway that cuts through the flowering bushes, succulents, and ornamental grasses allows the viewer to take in the full scope of the piece.
This type of park is referred to as a “pocket park“and is created to offer communities pedestrian, green spaces in urban environments that offer visitors a quiet place to sit and be. Fox and Laurel Park is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. The mural installations were funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Along with the public art, this pocket part also features exercise equipment and community garden plots. Here’s an idea for the weekend: visit some of the many pocket parks in Los Angeles County.