A new pop-up park has appeared on the southwest corner of Selma and Ivar avenues in Hollywood, just up the block from Space 15 Twenty and Amoeba. The little park features seating, tables, wayfinding signage, and shade provided by fun tree sculptures.
The park, called Hollywood Pop!, is in a good spot with plenty of schools, restaurants, shopping, and residential use nearby; on Sundays, it's also right in the thick of the Hollywood Farmers' Market. The little pop-up will remain in its location through 2016, according to a release from the BID.
Hollywood Pop! was paid for by the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District; it was designed by the non-profit design group LA- Más, which also worked on the Great Streets makeover of Reseda Boulevard in Northridge.
The new furniture and gravel is a big upgrade from the space before the park, which was essentially a patchy brown lawn strip with no shade or space to sit without being on the dirt.
"Hollywood Pop! is just the beginning. The park's unveiling is an exciting opportunity to test ways public space could be improved throughout Hollywood," Helen Leung, Co-Executive Director of LA-Más, tells Curbed in an email statement. The park officially opens on May 20.