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Romare Bearden Park

Location: Charlotte, NC
Client: Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department
Services: Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Branding

This 5.4 acre urban park is inspired by the work of internationally known artist Romare Bearden who grew up in the area. The master plan evokes Bearden and his use of memory as triggers for key inspirational points. This influence resulted in an eclectic mix of urban park elements including two gardens, and a courtyard of moveable tables and chairs on a bed of crushed granite heavily shaded by a strong tree canopy. A formal event green transitions into a large open green for informal play and events, a play area with interactive digital chimes and waterfalls.