Client: Glynn County, GA
Location: Brunswick, Georgia
Status: Under Construction
3.5-acre green space
4,500 sf monument plaza focal point
Native plant choices and the preservation of four large historic live oak trees
Glynn County Veterans Memorial Park is an approximately 3.5-acre green space located in downtown Brunswick, GA. The park’s layout is comprised of a network of circles/semi-circles with a strong central axis. The complexity of sidewalks provides visitors with a variety of walking trail options while also forming a focal point around the park’s 4,500 sf monument plaza. The monument plaza contains six granite markers (4’ w. x 6’ ht.) representative of each branch of the military and one central granite marker (6’ w. x 10’ ht.), which pays homage, via engraving, to those Glynn County Veterans who lost their lives while serving. Being the heart of the park, the monument plaza also serves as a stage for speakers and/or musicians during special events.
Other components of the Veterans Memorial Park include a new 52 stall parking lot, an entry gateway sign, a 45’ long granite bridge over a bioswale, a wooden boardwalk with a colonnade of palm trees, and a large open lawn which also serves as a natural amphitheater. The park paid close attention to native plant choices and accepted the challenges associated with preserving four large historic live oak trees, of which the largest one had a 72”+ DBH.