Core city park: DETROIT

OVERVIEW:

Core City Park will take the place of a former parking lot surrounded on three sides by buildings. In the early 20th century, the site was home to an iconic Detroit Fire Station. The footings and additional archeological features were discovered when the asphalt that had covered the 10,000 SF site from the 1970’s was demolished. The remnants of Detroit’s past played a key role in the design of the park. Prince Concepts is excited to work with Julie Bargmann of D.I.R.T. Studio to bring this piece of Detroit back to life! The park will feature over 60 trees - flowering Dogwoods, and towering locusts. The park design will also feature a wild and lush garden strip to , and islands of pavers within the forest of trees. With this park, “good enough” is not an option!

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

D.I.R.T. STUDIO: JULIE BARGMANN

SITE:

grand river & warren

Detroit

SCOPE:

10,000 SF site

8,000 SF park

TYPE:

Public Park

parking lot conversion

press:

Crains Detroit