Brickell Park is part of an advocacy effort to save the last bit of open space and turn it into public green space. In collaboration with Brickell Green Space, Walk + Trud have teamed up again to produce the visionary design for this area…
Brickell Park’s conceptual design approach is rooted in recreation, preservation, and urban mobility. The design implements a distinct relationship between the historic significance of Tobacco Road and the Miami River waterfront with its axial pedestrian path. A waterfront plaza with ample rest areas under shade trees sits at the end of this path and is designed to connect to future Riverwalk plans. Three tennis courts and two open fields, which double as flex fields, provide residents of Brickell with much desired public sport facilities and open green space with scenic views of the waterfront. The park design encompasses a ¼ mile running/walking loop that taps into greater Brickell 5k, 10k and longer running loops.
Acknowledging the abound possibilities with the 5th street metro mover station and adjacent context, the park design envelops the base of the station to provide more access and openness to activate pedestrian activity. Pedestrian mobility is welcomed with the decreased number of vehicular lanes and the widened sidewalks that extend seamlessly into the park. Identifiable bike lanes have also been retrofitted into the streetscape design that stretch underneath the bridge toward the SW 7th street intersection. The streetscape with incorporated riverwalk also converge under the bridge and extend toward SW 7th street. This proposed and extended streetscape design provides connections toward the waterfront, m-path, commercial/entertainment district, proposed plaza, green space and a water-taxi station within the neighboring park area.
This conceptual design for a new vision of Brickell will not only provide much needed green space but will also preserve and transform the area into an urban park.
Thus far design and advocacy effort has been published and by below syndications:
Miami Foundation Idea Competition