Municipal park, 300 N Main St, Fort Worth

Address: Municipal park, 300 N Main St, Fort Worth

Date: 1976

Historic Uses: Municipal park

Stylistic Influences: No style

National Register of Historic Places: Recommended Eligible

Previous Designations: National Register Listed (Indiv.)

Other Historic Designations: 2010000253

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Heritage Park Plaza (Heritage Park, Heritage Park Overlook, Upper Heritage Park)

National Register Listed: 10000253

Heritage Park Plaza, designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, is an urban public park and water garden defined by reinforced concrete walls and hardscape, live oak trees and ornamental plantings, concrete stepping stones over pools of water, and active water features of channels and walls.  Located on approximately half an acre on the southern bluff of the Trinity River, at the northern edge of downtown Fort Worth and immediately northwest of the Tarrant County Courthouse, the plaza contains abstract references to lcoal history in both its form and inscriptions on its concrete walls.  Concrete stairs with low risers allow access to various levels within the plaza, leading to an elevated bridge or catwalk that extends over the bluff and provides an overlook to the north, visually connecting the park to the greater city of Fort Worth.  Heritage Park Plaza is one of Halprin's most significant urban projects. (Information from NRHP files, 2010).

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