Client: Benderson Development Company, LLC
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Status: Under construction
- Master plan for a rowing venue park
- Planning and landscape design of the course and park amenities
2013 APA Florida Award of Excellence
2013 APA County Planning Division and the National Association of County Planners Award of Merit
TSW’s Landscape Architecture Studio was retained to develop a master plan for Nathan Benderson Park east of Sarasota, Florida. The park contains a 400-acre lake and surrounding shoreline, which will be adapted into a world-class rowing/kayak/running venue.
The venue will meet all Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron (FISA) criteria so that the park can hold international competitions and become the first FISA-certified course in the U.S. Once the 2,000-meter course is implemented, the venue will likely become one of the top courses in the world. Nationally-recognized rowing coaches have commented that Benderson Park has the potential to become one of the fairest courses, and while similar venues are typically isolated, Benderson is surrounded by much-needed amenities, such as hotels and restaurants, for these types of regional and national events.