Lang Park Redevelopment
Lang Park Redevelopment involves the redesign of one of the City of Richmond’s first urban parks. Originally opened in 1998, the 1400m2 public open space served as an “urban oasis” in the City’s downtown core.
The $800,000 new park design features a multi-use plaza with an in-ground recirculating water feature. The water feature provides interactive play, and through the use of accent lighting, animates the space at night.
A thin steel canopy with a decorative etched wood underside floats over the plaza allowing the space to be used year-round. An adjacent children’s play space features a series of mounds and wood poles that encourage non-prescriptive play. Table tennis and a reflexology walk provide active recreation activities at the park.
The park's signature flowering cherry trees are retained to provide a naturalistic buffer between the plaza and the adjacent streets