Lawrenceburg Civic Park –...

CASE STUDY LAWRENCEBURG Lawrenceburg Civic Park Citygreen

A catalytic urban park paves the path for future downtown development, receiving multiple awards

Key Facts

Civic Park, East High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

June 2019

MKSK Landscape Architecture

Oberson Landscapes

Lacebark Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)

About the Project

Lawrenceburg Civic Park replaces 1.5 acres of formerly underutilized surface parking with an urban park as a response to the City’s 2014 Downtown Action Agenda.

The plan recommended the development of a “Riverfront Cultural and Entertainment District” connecting the city’s entertainment offerings and local businesses into a cohesive walkable district. The conceptual design of this urban plaza integrates the surrounding cityscape into a catalytic destination for the community.

Informed by a comprehensive community engagement process, the park vision serves the needs of the public and envisions redevelopment opportunities of the surrounding land parcels and has already been a catalyst for growth and development within the downtown.


Project Goals

With the redevelopment of the park, the council was aiming to fill a critical need in the city’s existing public open space, promote the development of the entertainment district, and become a regional destination as an outdoor entertainment venue.

Citygreen’s Stratavault solution was chosen for its ability to maximise soil volumes while supporting an integrated pavement design that was both easy to install and cost-efficient. In this situation where the presentation was of the highest importance. Citygreen’s Invisigrate pave-over tree grate was the answer   –   designed to allow the surrounding pavement to continue right up to the tree trunk.

Concerns regarding future access through the pavement were mitigated through the use of a fully-supported structural vault. Strong, flexible and sustainably manufactured using 100% recycled plastic, the Stratavault system delivers both environmental and cost benefits.


Project Outcome

Citygreen worked closely with MKSK Landscape Architecture and installer Oberson Landscapes, during the design, specification and installation phases. This close working relationship between all parties has resulted in a truly successful outcome – a functional, aesthetically striking and sustainable urban park that has been recognised with multiple awards including:

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“Great customer service, quick response times and a very in depth QA system with constant support.”

- Laura Wiesenekker, Project Engineer, Densford Civil -

“Citygreen is a very professional  business, and I found everything was great in terms of deliveries, product supply and information. It was all forthcoming and helped us to complete the project.”

- Keith Burns, Architect/Designer, Keith Burns Architect -

“Citygreen offered training and invaluable technical assistance during the works.”

- James Callan, Estimating Manager, Complex Co Pty Ltd -

“Our experience, in working with a Citygreen Design Studio was second to none. We found responses from the design studio to be very timely, and technically thorough. We went backwards and forwards a number of times, looking at different iterations of the design and, nothing was too much trouble to examine and explore different possibilities. I would highly recommend the Citygreen Design Studio to any future client considering using your services.”

- Sandra Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, City Of Monash -

“We are big on compliance on all projects, and the fact that their SmartCertify cloud platform covers all bases, and supports their 20 year warranties, is critical – especially that these pits are being installed under roadways and footpaths.”

- Johny Purkaystha, Civil Program Engineer, Central Coast Council -

"I reviewed all the previous projects that we have installed in the past couple years using your product and I can happily report back that we have 0% mortality in the soil cells, which is incredible!"

- Brendan Wilton, CEO, Trim Landscaping, Bedford, Canada -