City of Atlanta, Office of Park Design
Boone Park at West Lake
The Landscape Architecture team worked with the City of Atlanta Office of Park Design on master planning, landscape design, and construction documents for this exciting new neighborhood park in Atlanta’s West Lake Neighborhood.
The idea of the park originated as part of Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Young’s push to create a neighborhood amenity for an underutilized 1.3-acre parcel located at the prominent intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and West Lake Avenue. Although the site is small, the “pocket” park is extremely well situated across from a burgeoning retail node, a key neighborhood church, near a large senior housing tower, on several MARTA bus lines, and within a short walk from hundreds of historic homes.
From 2014 to 2016, Lord Aeck Sargent worked with neighborhood stakeholders and city staff to illustrate a series of concept plans for the new space. The resulting park, completed in spring of 2018, includes a plaza, circular lawn, playground, bioretention feature, and public art space.