Marvin Caldwell Park

City of Concord | Concord, NC

Marvin Caldwell Park is a 24-acre park located in a transitioning neighborhood in the southeast part of Concord. Built in the 1980s and updated in 2001, the City sought to re-master the park’s plan to address the changing recreation trends and demographics and create a more inviting gateway for the neighborhood.

The City intended to develop a new vision for the park and establish a budget for park renovations with the understanding that park construction would be phased in over the following years. The park also serves as a trailhead for the first segment of the Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway for the City.

Benesch developed the concept and master plan, budget estimates as well as the inventory and assessment. In order to best accommodate and meet the needs of the City, Benesch conducted a community workshop and was able to gather input on recreation needs and proposed facilities. As a result, the desired amenities included a splash pad, inclusive playgrounds and multi-sport courts.