City Center - Dumont Park
LandWorks established a diverse team including Engineering Ventures, North Woods Ecological Consulting, and Ecological Artist/Designer Jackie Brookner to develop a publicly accessible passive recreation space that would serve South Burlington’s envisioned City Center downtown and surrounding areas.
City Center – Dumont Park will serve the needs of local residents and workers, neighbors, visitors, and people of all ages who seek the benefits of passive recreation in a wooded environment, with a light footprint on the existing natural resources. With boardwalks and bridges over wetland areas, interpretive opportunities throughout the site, and a path system oriented around a central space comprised of an outdoor classroom and natural play area, the park will present a range of nature-based education opportunities. LandWorks also incorporated concepts for natural art/sculpture elements into the plans that will create interest without undermining the natural quality of the park. The ecology of the site will be enhanced through removal of invasive plant species, and restoration plantings are proposed throughout.
Phase 1 of the project included a robust community process, conceptual designs, cost estimating, and an evaluation matrix to compare alternatives. LandWorks is now in the process of developing construction documents for Phase II, with construction planned for Fall 2017.