Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects has built The Memorial Park Land Bridge and Prairie in Houston, United States.
Situated in the heart of Memorial Park, the 100-acre Land Bridge and Prairie create a new high-performing landscape and public greenspace within the rich cultural and ecological Gulf Coast context enhancing the urban wilderness character of the park while providing expanded opportunities for active and passive recreation.
Families, students, tourists, and nature enthusiasts are able to learn more about the native ecologies, and carefully planned trails accommodate multiple levels of recreational pursuit.
New vantage points of the downtown and uptown Houston skylines on top of the Land Bridge provide an iconic gathering place for events, sunrise meditation, and evening stargazing.
Studio: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Project: The Memorial Park Land Bridge and Prairie
Credits: Memorial Park Conservancy, Kinder Foundation, Uptown Houston, Houston Department of Parks and Recreation, The Nature Conservancy, Walter P Moore, Freese and Nichols, Gandy² Lighting Design, Olsson, METALAB, Tellepsen Builders, Berg-Oliver Associates, Gunda Corporation, Texas Project Administration Services, James Pole Irrigation Consultants, Wildlife Habitat Federation, Hunt and Hunt Engineering Corp and Minor Design