Memphis Flyer — "Riverfront Reboot: New leaders and New Plans for Memphis' Waterfront"

With River Line and River Garden opened last week, MRPP set its sights on Tom Lee Park. To transform the flat, wide-open park (best known as a festival grounds for Memphis in May), MRPP picked Studio Gang and SCAPE, a New York City-based landscape architecture and urban design studio. Gia Biagi, principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact for Studio Gang, told us her team wants to help the park “reach its full civic potential.”

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Studio Gang Selected to Lead Design of Memphis's Tom Lee Park with SCAPE

“With the leadership of a remarkable team of designers, we can finally get the riverfront we deserve,” Carol Coletta, president and CEO of Memphis River Parks Partnership, said in a statement. “Next week we open River Garden and River Line. Together with these new assets, and the restoration of the historic cobblestone landing, Tom Lee Park is an unparalleled opportunity to reshape the heart of our Downtown and make a once-in-a-lifetime civic statement for our city.”