The park was originally opened in 1980 and named for Pastor Theodore Gibson, but had fallen into disrepair. Principles of Safety through Design were of high import to the users of this park. The residents of the historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami are very excited to have their park back and much improved. The bright colors pay homage to the Bahamian ancestry of the founders of Overtown.
Landscape architectural services for this design-build urban community park’s redevelopment included a synthetic turf football field, covered accessible playground, custom seat walls, picnic shelters, vita course trail, a splash park and a pool.
Designing Resilient Landscapes for a Sustainable Future