Scheme 1 inherits the original design of the peace symbol, while adding paved paths to strengthen the sense of its symbolic form and to create a more immersive spatial experience. Due to the site constraints of a 9% slope facing the river, accessing the site is cumbersome, therefore one of the main goals is to make the Peace Park accessible to all. Considering the sensitive project budget, the site design has proposed a 5% sloped path to the center of the circle. At this moment, a welcoming space is provided to ponder the meaning of peace, and to appreciate the views of the Willamette River, the downtown Portland skyline, and the West Hills in the distance. The site is divided into four planting beds, each has an elaborate planting scheme of native and naturalized plants, designed not only for visual variety throughout the seasons, but more importantly, for the benefits of pollinators. The new design reinforces the peace symbol, while inviting all members of the community to appreciate the park in a more immersive, positive manner. Within the small footprint of only 76 feet in diameter, the design brings to light a series of ambitious and pressing social issues, including social equity, climate change, history and so on. The Peace Park will become a splendid addition to the fabric of Portland’s east side community spaces.