Schenectady, New York
As part of the Capital District Land Bank’s efforts to improve local neighborhoods, Tribute Park was created from three vacant parcels as a way to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood and spur positive development. LAndArt Studio was hired to provide the construction documents for implementation of Phase 1 of the Master Plan, which Ms. Wallinger oversaw while working previously as an Independent Contractor for PLACE Alliance. The project includes providing recreational opportunities for the neighborhood; connecting with the existing trail network in Vale Park and the larger City Park system; and transforming the site into a safe, beautiful, and vibrant community asset and resource. Tribute Park is a simple yet elegant park organized around a large, open lawn that allows for flexible programming. Phase 1 is complete and includes sidewalks, benches, a seating terrace and much of the planting. Phase 2 is under construction and will include a spray park that is designed to double as an informal stage or plaza, a trail connection to Vale Park, a playground for small children, and an entry sign.