After several months of research and involvement from the community, we have drafted a concept for the new park. Explore the concept and leave your feedback so we can fine-tune the proposals.
The overall concept plan shows the structure and key design proposals for the park. You can learn more by clicking each proposal on the interactive plan. Then continue on to view details of some of the park's most significant features and rate the plan.
The south end of the park will be transformed to an inviting, green oasis providing people the opportunity to both recreate and passively sit and relax. Explore the concept plan for the southern edge of the park and leave your feedback.
The main entry to the park will create a relaxing transition from the hard city edge to the tranquility of the park within. Plantings will progressively soften the environment as visitors leave the city for the relaxing urban oasis that lies inside.
You can view a before and after shot of the proposed design of the main entry way below.
A new cafe at the entry will activate the space, promoting activity while increasing the natural surveillance of the area. At nighttime, CCTV and extensive lighting will promote safety for people using the park outside of daytime hours.
After taking several steps into the Park from the City, visitors will arrive at the Memorial Fountain, a monument commemorating the fallen soldiers of World War II. Grand views of the city skyline set amongst a forest of green is intended to give people pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our forebearers.
The fountain will be made of sandstone mined from local sources and built with recycled materials to reduce its environmental footprint. Local artisans will be employed to create up to 25 new local jobs over the next 3 years of work.
You can get a better idea of the new public space by explore the virtual view of the fountain area below. For an even better impression of what the space will look like, enable the Virtual Reality mode while on a mobile device and view in a pair of compatible VR goggles.
What do you think of the proposed concept plan for the new park? Rate the plan and provide locally-specific feedback below.