Maria Park is a new public green area in the center of Vejle, a medium-sized municipality in Denmark. The park covers 13,500 m2 and focuses on sports and physical activities. The transformation of what was a large inner city parking lot with rows of trees which were not thriving, in conjunction with finding a purpose for an adjacent small green area and creating a safe school route for local children, provided the opportunity to create a large urban park. The new park is open and inviting and acts as a visual green connection between parks to the West, the centrally located City Park and the urban pedestrian zones in mid-city. The park is a centrally located green pivot point which easily accommodates large music and sporting events, a cozy picnic between trees, ice skating in the winter months, roller skating, ball games and much more.