Project Description

Chason Park

Details:

Client: City of Bainbridge, GA

Location: Bainbridge, Georgia

Status: In Design Development

Highlights:

  • Context-sensitive to historic downtown area

  • Focuses on pedestrian connections to the river

  • Programming designed to support a growing population

Description:

TSW prepared a Master Plan for Chason Park, a historic park that is in between the historic downtown district and the Flint River, in Bainbridge, Georgia. In the early stages of the Master Plan, the park area expanded from looking at the renovation of a historic park into a larger framework that connected the downtown to the river and other riverfront parks and could support redevelopment of vacant and underutilized parcels.

Half of the park is located on a large bluff overlooking the river and half of the park is located in the 100-year floodplain and will serve as an extension of an existing riverfront trail. The upper park has active programming that supports the needs of a growing resident population in downtown such as a play area with a splash pad, flexible lawn, small shade structure, ample seating, and overlook views of the river.

The lower park will be connected to the upper park by a grand staircase and ramp that is built into the side of the bluff and terminates into a lawn space with a river backdrop and connections to a river path extension, trailhead, a fitness area, and a dog park. TSW provided phasing and grant funding strategies and helped the City prioritize the projects into implementable segments.