Construction is underway for a new pocket park behind the Chinatown Library, according to social media posts by AHBE Landscape Architects.

The project, considered an expansion of the nearby Alpine Recreation Center to access Proposition 84 funds, will repurpose an L-shaped lot at the intersection of Yale and Ord Streets as a half-acre of community-serving green space.

The $8.5-million project, designed by AHBE, adapts to a steep grade change across the property by creating multiple terrace levels connected by stairs and paths.  Each terrace level offers different amenities, including outdoor seating, shade structures, and gathering space.

Planning for the park at Yale and Ord Street began in 2010, when the project was awarded $5 million in state funds.  The remaining construction budget is being filled with city and county funds.

The City of Los Angeles officially purchased the park site in 2017 and brought on AHBE as the project's landscape architect.