On Saturday, June 26th, a groundbreaking ceremony officially began construction on the Downtown Cary Park. The highly programmed ceremony was well attended with Town administrators, residents and local news all excited for what’s to come. Machado Silvetti Principal Jeffry Burchard and Associate Austin Ward were in attendance at the groundbreaking, participating in a public forum on the design of the park, along with OJB Landscape Architecture team leaders, Cody Klein and Simon Beer.
Downtown Cary Park is a seven-acre, centerpiece collaboration between the Town of Cary, OJB Landscape Architecture, Machado Silvetti, and a host of consultants, community members, and the town’s council and manager’s office. Machado Silvetti has designed five park pavilions set in diverse OJB-designed landscape zones, including spaces for performance, indoor events, and dog play. Natural materials-warm woods, bricks, and metals-and curving forms help coalesce buildings with landscape.
Since the groundbreaking, site work has continued to take shape with grading and foundations. The first pavilion in the schedule, the Bark Bar, is under way with foundations and walls going up this month.
Read more about the Project and Groundbreaking Ceremony:
Downtown Park Project, Town of Cary