Heritage Park



Client: City of Perry

Location: Perry, Georgia

Status: Design Development


  • Features large outdoor amphitheater for concerts and events
  • Contains 1/2 mile trail for park amenity access and a recreational loop
  • Features 2 fenced in dog parks, one for small dogs and one for larger dogs


TSW completed landscape design and project management services for Heritage Park located at 2005 Sam Nunn Blvd. Site design included a large, grand open lawn that can serve to facilitate multi-use fields, surrounded by a ½-mile loop that connects to the larger park loop, serving as a recreational trail connecting the pieces of the park. A fenced-in dog park anchors the south end of the site, containing both a small dog park and a large dog park.

The recreation trail takes you from this park and around the grass lawn that serves as parking for the outdoor amphitheater. This amphitheater, meant to facilitate the many concerts and events the City of Perry hosts, includes sloped lawn seating, built in slope seating, a restroom building, a sound stage, a concert stage with shade sail, a green room, and VIP towers. Efforts were made to not only space the stage and amphitheater in the correct direction for optimal sun angles but also follows the natural existing topography of the site to mitigate the need for excess excavation.

Every effort was also made to keep as many trees as possible, preserving overhead canopy and the history of the park’s site. A paved parking lot directly serves the amphitheater, grand lawn, an entry park with a spray pad, and fenced in dog park. It is a minimal amount of hardscape, however, to keep the park as green as possible, reducing runoff. Natural plant material including native grasses and perennials soften the spaces near the amphitheater building edge while preserved and new trees provide shade and an overhead canopy.

The scope of work for the Schematic Design Phase included an existing conditions survey, and initial concept plan with several options, a draft conceptual plan of the chosen concept, and a final conceptual plan for the park.