City Park - Creating a Civic Heart

Design concepts input summary

  • The Park should be green foreground to the new civic center buildings for framed and enhanced views from downtown
  • Create strong visual and pedestrian connections between the park and the civic buildings
  • Allow for easy pedestrian access and flow between downtown and civic buildings
  • Maximize views into the park from the adjacent roads
  • The park should have multiple uses as well as serve as a passive use and view type facility
  • Maximize shade opportunities
  • Preserve and incorporate existing healthy mature trees into the new design where possible. Consider contract growing large specimen trees for replacement of trees that need to be removed
  • Emphasis on water conservation in selecting new plant materials and designing new irrigation system

Program Elements

  • Accommodate large single outdoor performance events
  • Small outdoor event space for weddings, parties, performances, etc.
  • Vender use by Farmer's Market
  • Annual Cornfest use of all or part of the park space
  • Park history interpretive area
  • Brentwood historical agricultural interpretive area
  • Rose garden
  • Keep existing play area and add small interactive water play feature
  • Central turf meadow area
  • Small arboretum element
  • Group picnic area
  • Relocate gazebo






Every effort is being made to save those trees that are healthy and have a decent life expectancy (good to moderate suitability).  If a healthy tree resides in a location that will be part of the campus, it will be relocated.  For additional information on the part trees, please see the Final Tree Report