Located on The Strand in Galveston’s famed historic district, Hendley Green will be a small, richly detailed, active urban park. Designed to work with the restaurant space in the adjacent Hendley Building, the park features a serving window, tables and chairs in the shade of transplanted Live Oaks and colorful market umbrellas, and an elevated dining terrace that serves as a stage for special events under a unique pavilion. A central lawn softens the park and functions as an audience space as well as a free play area. A curving seatwall lines new fountains that fill the shaded Live Oak grove with sound, and an historic Rosenberg fountain is placed at the corner to draw visitors across the intersection to the this block of The Strand.
Interpretive elements throughout the park will introduce visitors to the history of the area and honor Sally Wallace, an early preservationist who saved the Hendley Building from destruction. The new pavilion will evoke the late nineteenth-century warehouse structures that supported Galveston’s bustling port.
Lauren Griffith Associates is leading the park design effort for the Galveston Historical Foundation. Kerry Goelzer Associates is providing architectural services. Phase One is scheduled to break ground in 2014.
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