Riverfront Park / Wilmington, NC

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The Details

Stewart collaborated with HargreavesJones to create the Riverfront Park, a new seven-acre destination park on the riverfront in Wilmington, NC. This dynamic urban park learned from the city’s historic past to create a place for future generations to enjoy concerts, festivals, or simply a walk along the riverfront. The park features stormwater gardens, event lawns, a performance venue, spraygrounds, and many other elements to create a new destination for Wilmington.

This project achieved verification through its WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) program, making it the tenth WEDG Verified project and the first project outside of New York City to meet the standard for excellence in waterfront design. WEDG verification is the gold standard for resilient, ecologically sound, and accessible waterfront design.

The park is located on a brownfield site that has been capped with a 2’ liner. In addition to considering the park’s location along the tidal river, the design has soils and geotechnical experts to assist with guidance on how to design the site in an ecologically and environmentally sensitive manner. The cap will be strategically manipulated in several areas and grading will be a balance between flood elevation studies and brownfield remediation considerations.


City of Wilmington


2021 Project of the Year - American Society of Civil Engineers North Carolina

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