Stantec-designed Coachman Park opens in Downtown Clearwater, Florida


Residents and visitors to Clearwater, Florida, have a new destination to enjoy in their backyard. Coachman Park now welcomes guests to its redeveloped 24-acre urban waterfront. The city held its grand opening for the $84 million project on June 28. Designed by global firm Stantec and constructed by Skanska, the reimagined park gives the community a new engaging space for families and friends to gather, and it will play host to a variety of events and musical performances.

Connecting the waterfront to the rest of the city, a new Civic Gateway Plaza links the park to Downtown Clearwater, while a Bay Walk promenade lets visitors take in views of the Intracoastal Waterway. These connections increase connectivity to Clearwater’s core downtown area and provide walkable pathways to the waterfront. The Civic Gateway Plaza greets park goers to the 525,000 square feet of new park greenspace, and the park amenities invite them to explore the natural beauty of the reimagined Coachman Park. Families and children can enjoy the 10,000-square-foot, ocean-themed playground and cool off in the adjacent splash pad.

Landscape Architecture 

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