Urban Park will Enhance Germantown Town Center Area

The Germantown Town Center Urban Park, that will be a key element in completing the Germantown Town Center, took one more step toward becoming reality when a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the project.

The 8.8-acre urban park -- located on land adjacent to the Germantown Library --  will include open space, trails, boardwalks, gathering areas and enhanced wetland areas for education.

Public art components, created by artist David Hess, will complement the cultural setting of the library and the nearby BlackRock Arts Center while serving as gathering spaces.

Hess will create three large pergolas, using more than 14,000 feet of twisted stainless steel material, formed atop six large natural boulders. The pergolas will create gathering places within a raised plaza overlooking a formal lawn and the existing wetlands. Hess will also build sculptural handrails and benches within the park.

The park is slated for completion in 2014.

POSTED AT: Friday, May 18, 2012 | 3:30:00 AM |
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