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The pocket park/urban park is located in the heart of Downtown Delta. It is centered on a primary commercial block of the downtown core. The park is .14 acres and will become available when the building at 327 Main Street is demolished. The existing building was determined a public safety hazard and as part of the grant language after demolition it was determined that the site should become a public space. Although the area is small, the frontage on Main Street is strong and easily accessible. The location is an asset to residents and visitors and aligns with the town’s comprehensive plan and recently updated Parks and Recreation master plan.
Design character and context were explored to help define the most appropriate program and amenities for the park. We took a resourceful and cohesive approach to the park design by integrating successful aspects of current design ideas around town. The new design will further identify and support what the needs are for a public space that the community will use. The objective wast to come up with new, more relevant ideas for the community and a design that encourages residents and visitors to use the park in all seasons. The result could offer a wide range of public uses while reinforcing the sense of place for the community and for the Downtown core.
Field Supervisor: Chris Endreson
CCCD Team Members: Gaelen Means, Kortney Harris, Tatum Moorer, Kevin Small
Local Collaborators: David Torgler, City Manager; Betsy Suerth, Public Works Director
DOLA Regional Manager: Kimberly Bullen