The Flatiron pocket park inhabits the apex of space between South Miami Avenue and 1st Avenue in the heart of downtown Miami. This petite park provides the Brickell neighborhood with a vital outdoor amenity. The design criteria for the park was twofold. The space had to withstand the impacts of the urban environment and heavy use. Secondly, and integral to all our garden designs, it had to resonate with the invigorating qualities of nature. The ground plane of Flatiron Park is composed of crushed gravel and pervious pavers. These two materials endure heavy traffic but visually appear forgiving and allow for the recharge of ground water. A dense grove of palms and trees protrude from the gravel to provide respite for the severe tropical sun. Unique to the Flatiron Park is the planting of a specimen Kapok Tree. This legacy tree will mature to grace the area with a colossal canopy and striking seasonal flowers. Flatiron Park host weekly yoga classes, a farmer’s market, and is a daily lunch break destination.