Library Green, a new four-acre urban park in downtown New Rochelle is strategically located between the public library and the Metro North commuter rail depot and serves as the City’s “front yard,” a critical component in its effort to revitalize the downtown core. The timing of the new park coincides with development of new residential towers on two sides that will help define its urban frame and bring 24-hour activity to the park and downtown.The park’s organizing element is a circular lawn that can seat 750 people and a geometric landform that defines circulation space and provides a higher vantage point for performances. A diagonal path bisects the circular lawn and is anchored at the street with a distinctive cafe kiosk and terrace at one end and a tot lot play area at the other.Another through-block path, parallel to the library facade, provides access to the outdoor “rooms” and the perennial garden. These outdoor reading areas offer comfortable bench and chair seating under a grove of trees, framed with lush perimeter plantings that surround the park spaces with a constant change of seasonal color and texture. The park’s design has carefully responded to the emerging residential and retail community while maintaining the feasibility needed to serve as the City’s new civic event and entertainment space.