Park + Open Space
Liberty Park, Phase II Improvements
McAdams provided due diligence; site inventory and analysis; master planning; and preliminary design and layout services for Phase II of the Town of Mooresville’s Liberty Park. The existing park, one block from downtown Mooresville, is considered the Town’s primary in-town open space and is currently under construction, receiving upgrades to Phase I. The park will have a plan for total renovation upon completion of this planning and preliminary design. Phase II focuses on a new restroom building; pavilion; park equipment; walkways; stream restoration and enhancement; new furnishings; parking; lighting; and landscaping. The park is situated adjacent to an urban stream that contains large boulders and waterfalls. McAdams is restoring 250 linear feet and enhancing an additional 1,000 linear feet of stream to improve ecologic function. Providing a safe access to, and across, this natural amenity will help to connect pedestrians to the historic war building and adjacent neighborhoods. The team delivered concept alternatives for the park improvements that will tie to the Phase I designs, as well as blend with the context of the surrounding community and history. Finally, providing a safe and comfortable environment for park visitors will help to provide a valuable open space for residents and visitors to the Town.