Saturday, May 14, 2011

Nothing Special at Capitol Park

The reconstruction of Capitol Park is complete and I will have to agree with the majority opinion, it is nothing special.  I was underwhelmed by the design when I walked through it last week.  The one thing that it did have going for it was the lack a homeless people milling about.  If the new park is to become a catalyst for the regeneration of that section of downtown, as intended, that is an important first step.



7 comments:

Carrie said...

I must disagree. I LOVE Capitol Park. It's pretty and quiet and once there are businesses there it will be a great place to hang out and relax.

Donald said...

Sorry dude... measure success from where you came from and this is a wonderful renovation and sense of space. I am very excited about the "transformation" here and will be looking to open a start up business here in the coming weeks. I am betting on this area being fully redeveloped in the next 5 years. ;)

Donald said...

Yes sir....

Donald said...

Sorry Dude... You have to measure success from where you came... and this is a wonderful redevelopment project that moved the transportation element and brought in some wonderful sense of place with seating, tables, and creative use of materials. I am planning on moving a start up business to this area in the coming weeks. I am betting this place will be fully redeveloped and a vibrant place in the next 5 years. ;)

Anonymous said...

Compared to the original park design, I think this renovation seems sterile and soulless. Of course it's filled with cleaner and newer things but that doesn't make it a good design. I think they could have done so much more with it.

Anonymous said...

Have you not spent time in Capitol Park during the Summer? People gather there regularly; to BBQ, skate, read, enjoy the sun, etc. It's pretty cool in my opinion, and a lot better than what it was prior to the renovation.

Anonymous said...


I love its new look, very pretty and the renovation was done in a lovely quiet way and with quality.. A place where you not can just sit and relax, maybe as your thinking about something that is complex in your concern.