Litmus Park serves as a yardstick for visitors to measure the hydrological effects of climate change, similar to how litmus paper indicates pH levels.
Because the water table is very high, flooding is inevitable. Instead of attempting to mitigate these effects, however, the project aims to expose the risks of sea level rise to the general populace. It draws upon the aesthetics of the ephemeral and amphibian, and offers a contemplative, albeit temporary, respite from the surrounding urban environment.
Site operations include reconnecting to the adjacent urban fabric, extending pedestrian paths to the water, shifting earth to capture runoff, and zoning specific areas by planting and program.