There's rapid development all around, with tall cranes and the ringing sounds of construction, but as I step into the park those become faint and instead I hear a constant rumbling of frogs and am noisily harassed by redwing blackbirds as they zip around my head trying to distract me from their nests.
Following the trails takes me up along a twisting path that winds through thick trees with ferns and flowers growing underneath.
Corktown common is a very well planned park, put together with obvious care and thought to the future. The City worked with the various parties involved in the making of it to put together a plan for continued maintenance using organic and sustainable practices that is forward thinking and innovative.
You can find more information on the park as well as a map and directions via the city's website page here.