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Downtown Cary Park Construction Update

January 11, 2022

Aerial view of ongoing construction

Construction continues on Downtown Cary Park, as the Bark Bar, Great Lawn Pavilion and Academy Pavilion take shape. 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.


Construction progress on the Bark Bar pavilion
Rendering of the Bark Bar

Conceived of as roofs hovering over the landscape, the pavilions offer a high level of transparency and views. Subverting norms of conventional sidedness that differentiates front-of-house and back-of-house, the pavilions cleverly embed back-of-house functions on the interiors so that the surrounding landscape is activated in 360-degrees.

Construction progress on the Great Lawn Pavilion
Rendering of the Great Lawn Pavilion

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.

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