Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like is a sustainably designed green space for visitors to meander along the grass pathways, investigate plants and wildlife in an urban setting, and be delighted by unexpected perspectives. The garden comprises both native and non-native plants, as well as found building materials that have been transformed into water filtration systems, retaining structures, seating, and play space. Utilizing site-responsive land and rainscaping techniques, the project was designed by Studio Land Arts to absorb stormwater runoff and reduce the impact on urban drainage and sewer systems while creating a site for wildlife and the public to enjoy.
Park-Like is currently under construction and will be open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset in spring 2020. Studio Land Arts is run by artist and landscape designer Chris Carl and based in Granite City, IL. For more information, visit studiolandarts.com.