Down by the Bay: What It Takes to Create a Waterfront Park
Our Sarasota-Based Designers, Landscape Architects, and Planners Share Their Favorite Parts of Bringing The Bay Park to Life
The Bay Park in Sarasota sits on 53 acres of beautiful waterfront property that aims to become an iconic destination. Beyond the natural assets provided by the bayfront, this park will offer greater connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods and will reflect the diverse heritage of Sarasota—all while emphasizing sustainability. In a series highlighting those bringing this vision to life, The Bay interviewed Kimley-Horn’s Kelley Klepper, AICP, Philip DiMaria, AICP, CNU-A, and Chris Cianfaglione, PLA, ASLA, about where they draw inspiration, what excites them about The Bay Park and its impact on surrounding communities, and the importance of going green.
Kelley to The Bay on where he draws inspiration for the project’s elements:
A Community That Cares
Phillip to The Bay on what excites him about the waterfront development:
Preserving Natural Elements
Chris to The Bay on the importance of natural, green spaces like The Bay Park: