Photo by Matthew Borkoski, courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront
Once the site of a parking lot, the very first park is now open for visitors to The Wharf. Waterfront Park offers three and a half acres of green space, including a canopy, water feature and grassy areas for lounging and enjoying the future surroundings.
Designed by Landscape Architecture Bureau to link the Southwest neighborhood to the new mixed-use development, the park is the first of three parks planned for the area, in addition to four public piers. It took three years of planning, including community meetings and input to come up with the design, incorporating bocce courts, a play area for kids, winding paths and rows upon rows of sheltering willow trees.