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Pocket Park's 'Architectural Feature:' Yay or Nay?

Part of new park's surface is pervious hard surface instead of grass.

On days like Friday, when the temperature was expected to get close to 50 degrees, a place like Washington Street's may be just the place to take one's lunch. It sure beats looking at .

The "Pocket Park" has four benches, a large patch of grass and ... an architectural feature. Dubbed this by County Engineer Steve Hammond, the so-named feature is a pervious hard surface, which bystander Amanda Thiem wondered, "Are they going to put Hop Scotch on this?"

Hammond said in December the pervious surface would serve a similar purpose to the grassy area. "We'll see how it holds up in the winter time," he said. "It may change in the spring, but we'll have to see."

With nearly a month to digest this new space in Morristown, we wanted to ask: What do you think of the "architectural feature" at the pocket park? Is it a blank canvas ripe for usage? Or, are you not even sure why it's there? Chime in below.

Elle January 06, 2012 at 07:33 PM
A picnic table and grass would be awesome! As it is right now, it just makes me think they were too cheap to pay for more sod.
Michael Daigle January 07, 2012 at 03:36 AM
It's January..Don't plant a lot of grass in the winter.
susan brown January 08, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Got a glimpse of it driving by and thought it was going to be a volley ball pit. Looks ridiculous. Are people supposed to stretch out on it and read poetry? Was this park designed by the same folks who designed the barren wasteland next to Headquarters?
JessieLee Friedman January 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I hope they add some grass once the weather warms up. I agree with some picnic tables. Looks incomplete at the moment.
JKurn January 24, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I thought they were waiting until spring to finish laying the sod. Pervious pavement is tough in cold climates with water infiltrating and freezing, sometimes cracking the pavement. It would be nice if there were more benches though.

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