SALT DESIGN STUDIO is working with the Town of Morristown, New Jersey, in collaboration with Dewberry Engineers, to develop design-construction documentation for a new public park in conjunction with a Redevelopment Plan for the Downtown District. Surrounded by a mix of residential and commercial buildings, this new civic space will provide a social and activity venues for neighbors and visitors to Morristown’s growing downtown.
The design plan features three landscape “rooms” programmed for a variety of uses, including outdoor working, dining, socializing and active recreation. Each room will be equipped with site furnishings, planting and lighting appropriate to the program. The game room will include a ping-pong table, chess/checker tables and multiple seating options. A large grassy octagon will accommodate lawn games, sunbathing, picnicking, and dog walking. In addition, the park is designed to host pop-up events, such as outdoor movies, farmer’s markets, and block parties.