Archive / Portable Parks I-III

Nr. 008 / 1970 - ongoing / United States

Portable Parks I-III


Bonnie Ora Sherk


Portable Parks I-III was a series of performances and installations in the public space, where the artist created natural environments into unexpected urban locations like elevated freeways and by the sides of major roads in San Francisco. The artist brought sod, palm trees, picnic tables, bales of straw, farm and domestic animals to create a new understanding and relationship with the space people share and inhabit.


United States


To create temporary green environments for the public to use within the city.

Beneficial outcomes

The citizens could enjoy the parks sitting beside the trees, the plants and on the banks.

Maintained by

Bonnie Ora Sherk


Bonnie Ora Sherk, neighbourhood residents and art community.