The City of Southlake was recently honored by the Texas chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with a Merit Award for the design of Bicentennial Park-Phase 1. The award was presented at the Texas ASLA Conference’s Banquet Luncheon on Thursday, April 5, at the Gaylord in Grapevine.
Currently, Bicentennial Park-Phase I is the only athletic complex that holds this distinction under the “Constructed Projects-Public” classification, a category that recognizes large, landscape architecture and urban design construction projects.
Bicentennial Park-Phase I was evaluated on a variety of dimensions, including: 1) quality of design; 2) functionality; 3) environmental responsibility, 4) relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment; and 5) design value to the client and/or other designers. City staff was told that ASLA judges reached the decision to honor the first phase of Bicentennial Park unanimously, something that rarely occurs.
As one of Southlake’s largest parks, Bicentennial Park is home to the Liberty Gardens, Adventure Alley, the Community Center, the Lodge and the Southlake Tennis Center.
Phase I of construction of Bicentennial Park included the construction of new baseball fields, concessions stands, tennis courts, and sparkling ponds. Phase II construction of Bicentennial Park will begin in August 2012.