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Live Construction Feed – East Plaza Riverside Crossing Park
Envisioned as one of Dublin’s most important civic and natural spaces, the future Riverside Crossing Park encompasses both sides of the Scioto River at the interface between destinations, neighborhoods, the bridge and the river.
The East Plaza is planned as a center for activity and events, featuring a plaza landing, upper and lower terraces, pavilion building, greenspace, seating areas, overlooks, promenade, water features and an interactive bouldering play area.
The West Plaza landing connects the bridge and the heart of Historic Dublin. Still in its early planning stages, the west side of the park will accentuate the natural beauty of the riverbank, with connections to the Indian Run greenway, water access and trail systems.
Turner Construction is currently working on finishing out the upper plaza paving, restroom pavilion, lower plaza’s seat wall bases, and waterfall feature. The connection path from Bridge Park Avenue to The Dublin Link pedestrian bridge has been relocated to its permanent location on the upper plaza and will be widened as construction allows. The restroom pavilion will quickly start to finish out as the mechanical, electrical and plumbing items are finished up and the exterior building shell can begin. The building and maintenance area under the upper plaza should be getting power in the next couple weeks, which will allow for the construction trailers to be removed so that Turner Construction can move into the maintenance rooms below the upper plaza. The waterfall fountain walls are beginning to be built in the lower plaza and some of the stone veneer is being installed on the upper plaza exterior walls. There is a lot of work to be completed before the winter weather slows down the outside progress.
The Scioto Riverside Park Master Plan outlines a transformational vision for one of Dublin’s most important civic and natural spaces, which will connect Historic Dublin and the heart of the Bridge Street District.
Riverside Crossing Park will be part of a broader system of regional parks and local recreational systems, linking to these assets through extensive bicycle/pedestrian facilities, canoe/kayak access points, and scenic natural connections. The west side of the park is envisioned as a more naturalized area with connections to the Indian Run greenway, water access and trail systems. The east side of the park is elevated outside of the floodplain and will feature areas for public gatherings and cultural events, recreational programs, pavilion building, planting beds and scenic river overlooks.
The two sides of the park will be linked by a pedestrian-bicycle bridge, with public plazas providing access to restaurants, shops, a new library, and the broader mix of destinations east and west.
Vehicular access, steep riverside slopes, and the consideration of existing structures are key drivers of park design and programming, as well as is the goal of maintaining flexibility for future programming for residents of both the Bridge Street District and the entire City of Dublin.
The Scioto Riverside Park Master Plan is a long term vision for the park, being developed in phases based on available public and private funding. The vision for the park has been instrumental in catalyzing the multi-million-dollar private investments in new developments planned for both sides of the Scioto River, adding to the vibrancy and vitality of Dublin’s civic center and benefitting all residents and businesses of Dublin.
Developer: City of Dublin