Landslide2008: Marvels of Modernism


Photo © Rick McKee Hock


The key to preservation and rehabilitation of the park is to renew and reinvigorate its historic role as a center of community activity. The City of Rochester has committed the critical funding to begin rehabilitation of the park as part of a revitalization strategy for the southeast quadrant of downtown, which includes downtown housing, corporate office development and public improvements. With the opening of the play area and the skating rink, the park is being used by city residents, visitors to the Strong National Museum of Play, and downtown workers. The public can reacquaint themselves with the park—take a stroll through the site, bring the kids to the play area, and go skating. Moreover, residents should write their city council members and the Mayor’s office and encourage officials to offer more public events in the park, especially as the adjacent Strong Museum offers a perfect opportunity for joint programming.


Become a Good Steward

Residents and visitors are encouraged to become involved in the park’s upkeep by calling the City if something needs to be fixed or cleaned or if you have a comment or suggestion.


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List of Marvels

Boston City Hall Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

Estates Drive Reservoir
Oakland, California

Heritage Plaza
Heritage Park
Fort Worth, Texas

Kaiser Roof Garden
Kaiser Center
Oakland, California

Lake Elizabeth
Allegheny Commons
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manhattan Square Park
Rochester, New York

Mill Creek Canyon

Kent, Washington

Miller Garden
Columbus, Indiana

El Monte
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Pacific Science
Center Courtyard

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Peavey Plaza
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

education partners
Garden DesignGeorge Eastman House
Additional Sponsors

American Society of Landscape Architects’ Indiana, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Minnesota, Northern California, Texas, Upstate New York, and Washington Chapters • Astorino • Charles Butt • Design Within Reach • Topher Delaney • Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli • Fathom • Tom Fox • Hillman Foundation • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Lorraine Osmundson • Richard T. Murphy • National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast, Southwest, and Western Offices- with funds from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation of New York, Dodge Jones Foundation Intervention Fund, and Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Fund • James Richards • Seibert & Rice • Diana & Bruce Shuman • Ann Stack • SWA Group • TBG Partners • Michal and Jeffrey William Tincup • Unilock Inc. • The Woltz Charitable Trust