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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.
Construction crews have broken ground on the East Plaza including the upper plaza and pavilion. Crews are busy digging, excavating and making way for the future landing of the new pedestrian bridge opening March 13. The bridge landing will eventually connect straight through to Bridge Park Ave. A temporary access path is currently in place to navigate pedestrians safety through and around the construction site. This paved path will be in place throughout construction of the upper plaza and pavilion, with anticipated completion by the end of 2020. Once complete, the temporary access path will be removed and the second phase of construction will begin including the lower plaza, water features, park pathways, great lawn area and landscaping in 2021.
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