estella diggs park (rOCKS AND ROOTS)
Location: bronx, NY
Client: NYC Parks
Estella Diggs Park, a once vacant lot located in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, is now a lush urban oasis where history is remembered and transfigured. Walls were constructed with site salvaged material, such as bricks stamped with the names of Hudson River Valley factories, while glacial erratic boulders uncovered and salvaged during site excavation are showcased as landscape features. Nature, culture and history converge at the park named for the first African-American woman elected to the State Assembly from the Bronx.