Provided overall design direction for the renovation of Town Point Park, transforming it into a premier festival destination and event venue.
The project completely reconfigured the site’s layout to simultaneously accommodate multiple events, while enhancing the park’s gateway presence along the river.
Located along the Elizabeth River, this park was one of the city of Norfolk’s first major redevelopment projects along the water. Working closely with the city of Norfolk, lead event coordinator Festevents, and project architects, LSG helped facilitate a series of stakeholder meetings and interactive design sessions.
The redesigned and renovated park is now better positioned to accommodate large crowds and major events on a year-round basis. The restoration has also enhanced the park’s profile as a centerpiece for public art and culture by creating a more cohesive and compelling design program for displaying public art and historic artifacts – including the city’s iconic “mermaid” sculpture and naval artifacts.
The project was completed on schedule – and under budget – in time for the city’s annual Harborfest activities over the Fourth of July weekend, 2009, which marked the 25th anniversary for Town Point Park.