While in Montreal recently, I visited a small park in a neighborhood of 6 story buildings.
Once in the park one could not see a single building, or hear a vehicle.
An oasis in a city setting.
Carefully planned, berms* were created and artfully arranged in semi circles.
These are planted with both deciduous and evergreen trees creating several large spaces and providing privacy in each; both visually and acoustically.
The children’s Water Park is delightful. I had to resist the temptation to run through it.
I was also super impressed at how clean it is, no trash anywhere…..I have been away too long.
*Berm- A low rolling artificial hill, a direct descendant of the medieval ‘Mount’. Very effective at blocking sound.
And, used in winter for tobogganing!