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Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

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Jbarn
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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby Jbarn » 01 Dec 2019 07:34

texasstar wrote:Urban Park

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I have been here a few times now. It is a beautiful park and a great asset for downtown. Now if we could just get people to actually use it.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby Tnexster » 01 Dec 2019 13:40

When I drive by I almost always see people in there but it might take a while to get significant traction. I know KW wasn't packed right away.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby Jbarn » 01 Dec 2019 18:49

Tnexster wrote:When I drive by I almost always see people in there but it might take a while to get significant traction. I know KW wasn't packed right away.


I think they should have made the children’s area larger - there are 4 swings and a teeter totter, and that’s basically it for the kids.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby itsjrd1964 » 02 Dec 2019 12:46

Jbarn wrote:
Tnexster wrote:When I drive by I almost always see people in there but it might take a while to get significant traction. I know KW wasn't packed right away.


I think they should have made the children’s area larger - there are 4 swings and a teeter totter, and that’s basically it for the kids.


Could that part of the park be adjusted later (depending on visitor demand and/or realization of an increase in DTD youth population)?

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby sterling » 13 Apr 2020 22:57

How's Pacific Plaza Park looking these days? Other than empty I mean.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby mdg109 » 14 Apr 2020 13:59

It's looking great. I was there probably a week ago. Landscaping look maintained and overall pretty clean. It wasn't empty, actually, people were kicking the ball around, walking dogs, running, etc. It wasn't crowded so people did maintain their distances.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 14 Apr 2020 15:18

Before CovID I saw someone post a picture where I assume some kids took all the orange furniture and jammed it into the lawn for fun. At first, it looked like they broke the legs off and then I looked at the photo again that it appeared that they just took advantage of freshly wet soil from rain. Which is part of the reason we ended up with cities with almost no furniture in the parks except nailed down picnic tables and in some cases benches with spikes.
“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell”

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby Redblock » 01 May 2020 09:46

Here is a timelapsed video of the construction of the park that was posted seven months ago.


https://youtu.be/zSkUNiY7qL4

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Postby itsjrd1964 » 10 Aug 2020 14:06

Found this article, praising Pacific Plaza's use of lighting at night.

https://www.metropolismag.com/design/li ... ark-plaza/


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