Sitting on the former site of the deteriorating Coconut Grove Convention Center next to Miami City Hall, the 15-acre Regatta Park transforms the previously underutilized waterfront into a more cohesive and vibrant public space that helps connect the general public to the waterfront. The Kimley-Horn team provided landscape architecture and civil engineering design of the park from concept through construction administration.
The creation of Regatta Park was the first phase of implementation of the “Coconut Grove Waterfront and Spoil Islands Master Plan,” a City of Miami master plan that strives to create catalysts for urban revitalization in Coconut Grove. The park’s main features include an Expo Lawn, Regatta Lawn, Tropical Gardens, Native Hammock, Promenade, Multi-use Path Connector, Tree Alee, and Children’s Play Area.
Regatta Park is home to nearly 1,000 trees and palms—including over 400 existing trees and palms that were preserved or relocated, 330 donated trees and palms through the City’s Tree Mitigation Program, and 225 new trees and palms. The park hosts a plethora of events annually including the Sailing World Cup and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival that attracts an estimated 120,000 people.
- 2016 Award of Merit – Open Space Category, American Society of Landscape Architects Florida Chapter