History and Southern hospitality are distinct characteristics of the City of Savannah. A2H designed the new Tennessee Street Park to commemorate the city’s uniqueness and to touch on three key elements: historic preservation, native landscaping, and community gathering.
The park, which is centrally located between residential neighborhoods and downtown businesses, offers locals a versatile gathering space that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Brick pathways, iron entranceways and fences, and a 17-foot cast iron fountain were installed to blend the park with its surroundings. A variety of woody and herbaceous plants was added for shade and color, and a crushed limestone pathway leads to a butterfly garden.
The grand lawn allows plentiful space for the City of Savannah to host a variety of free entertainment and events such as live concerts and outdoor movie screenings. Because the complete asphalt removal of the old school left the site wide open, the landscape architects planned for tall trees to be planted throughout the lawn to provide abundant shade.