The City of Springfield selected Weston & Sampson to develop a strategic design and construction plan for the renovation of Riverfront Park. Our team worked closely with representatives from the city and the general public to implement significant capital improvements at this 7-acre park located along the Connecticut River.
Home to the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway and many annual events like its July 4th celebration, Riverfront Park offers a prime location along the water and both active and passive recreational opportunities.
In close collaboration with the city, Weston & Sampson implemented a comprehensive public outreach and engagement process and worked to identify a series of renovation/restoration strategies that leverage the unique assets of this riverfront property and provide for logical and compelling park upgrades and infrastructure improvements. Redevelopment plans for the park included universal accessibility and site/pedestrian access and connectivity; important park amenities (i.e., benches, picnic tables, bike racks, etc.); horticultural and landscaping improvements/additions; an interactive water feature; and improvements to signage, performance spaces, lighting, and utility connections.