West Riverfront Park and Amphitheatre
Waterfront Park / Master Plan
City of Nashville
Hawkins Partners & Urban Design Associates
In 2013, DGA began collaborations with Hawkins Partners and Urban Design Associates to provide the City of Nashville with a Master Plan for Thermal Park (now known as the West Riverfront Park), a dynamic, growing site along the city’s waterfront. In 2014 Design and CD efforts were commenced. The 18.5-acre site includes a 12-acre park and 6.5-acre riverfront area in the “South of Broadway” or “SoBro” neighborhood [adjacent to the iconic Shelby Street Bridge, for which DGA completed lighting designs in 2003]. Key existing features at the site include RTA Music City Star Station and Fort Nashborough. DGA’s scope includes creating sustainable lighting design guidelines and master plan documents for waterfront esplanade, park walkways, 1,000-person ampitheater, and public restrooms / amenities. The project’s budget is anticipated to be in the $30-35 million range. Master plan was completed in 2013 and subsequent construction concluded in Summer of 2015.