Wanted: More Urban Parks in Los Angeles
In a city where much seems the same, parks aren't like other places. Nothing in a proper park is for sale, nothing clamors for attention, nothing reminds you that you're late for something else, nothing is poised to enrage or humiliate. It is in our nature to long for these liberating places. The city's commercial "groves" and "promenades" are unsatisfactory substitutes.