While Downtown Long Beach routinely attracts a diverse crowd, Harvey Milk Park fails to capitalize on this curiosity in a way that showcases Harvey Milk’s contributions to society. The park’s new design will anchor Downtown as an “outdoor city hall” that promotes civic participation, taking great inspiration from Harvey Milk’s legacy in public service and activism. New park amenities will generate an inspiring environment for visitors to participate in civic service events and to organize formal or casual outdoor meetings through the addition of interactive electronic display panels, shaded sitting areas and workstations, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
Kamille re-envisioned the plaza as an anchor for Downtown Long Beach in the form of an “outdoor city hall” that promotes civic participation, taking great inspiration from Harvey Milk’s legacy in public service and activism. In honor of Milk’s tenure on the San Francisco City Council, the design incorporated many design motifs inspired by the San Francisco city hall, such as hexagonal pavers and shade structures to evoke the unique council chambers ceiling.