Waterfront Parks

Rendering of people walking in waterfront park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philly Waterfront Park Breaks Ground

Penn’s Landing is an ambitious redesign of 11.5 waterfront acres.

September 15, 2023 - The Architect's Newspaper

Baltimore Middle Branch Patapsco River

Transforming the Waterfront into Baltimore's 'Blue Green Heart'

Dutch design firm West 8 recently won a competition to rethink an 11-mile stretch of the Baltimore's waterfront, not to be confused with a $5.5 billion project to redevelop Port Covington.

September 5, 2019 - Next City

Container Park

Tampa Riverwalk to Feature a Shipping Container Park

A new food-based destination is popping up along the Tampa Riverwalk.

April 11, 2018 - Modern Cities

New Jersey Cities Work Together for Waterfront Park on the Hudson River

Linh Tat reports on the opening of a new waterfront park created and maintained by two New Jersey cities: North Bergen and Guttenberg.

October 16, 2014 - North Jersey

Design Process for Seattle's Planned Waterfront Park—Now Reaching Out to Native Americans

After initial designs were critiqued as inauthentic to the Seattle experience, the park's designers are reaching out to the region's Native American population for advice on how to improve the plans for a new waterfront park.

August 26, 2014 - The Seattle Times

Preparing to Create New York's New Public Space

Governor's Island is likely the next major waterfront area in New York City to be converted into a public space. Designers and planners are starting to think about what form it could and should take.

February 9, 2011 - Places

Expanded Brookyln Bridge Park Debuts

9.5-acres of the planned 85-acre expansion of Brooklyn Bridge Park opened at Pier 1 yesterday. Curbed NY has pictures.

March 23, 2010 - Curbed

Waterfront Park Opens in Tampa

A new 8-acre park has opened on the waterfront of downtown Tampa, Florida, the first of three downtown projects opening downtown this year.

January 27, 2010 - St. Petersburg Times

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