Crossroads Park - Fused Grid
Strategically located and stretching the width of two city blocks (120 m), this park becomes a focal point and a link between parts of a neighbourhood. A great place for casual socializing that could turn into frienships and to a neighbourhood support network.
Its layout exemplifies the Fuse Grid model of neighbourhood layout (see set in this photostream and Wiki), where parks become connectors by reinforcing a pedestrian movement network.
This approach can be complemented with houses designed to turn the corner as shown in the photo titled "Urban Suburban Park House"