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Water Works Park

Water Works Park

Tampa

Built in 2014.

Designed by Rowe Architects Incorporated.

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This park is notable in location, history and purpose, with an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. A truly multi-functional public space, it contains a playground for both wet and dry play, an events lawn with a Special Events Pavilion for performances, a dog park, a period gazebo, and a healing garden, all set on along the river at the current Riverwalk terminus. The north park edge features the restored natural spring that once served as the City’s drinking water supply. The shapes of the gabled roofs are modern interpretations of the adjacent historic building’s gabled roof. The shapes begin by repeating the 7:12 sloping geometry of the historic roof, then combine with the simple, pure, repetitive forms of Japanese origami to transform into something new. Red brick selected to match the historic building is utilized on the larger structures and throughout the park in seat walls and accents.

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