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New life for Handy Park

Installing score joints around trumpet outline. The next step will be staining the trumpet and music notes Beale Street blue.

New paving and concrete paving designs give Handy Park an entirely new personality.

If you haven't been to Beale Street recently, Handy Park will look completely different. The Memphis Downtown Commission hired Dalhoff Thomas design|studio to make the space more functional and attractive to visitors, while giving it a funky feel that ties into the Beale Street vibe.

The large landscape beds have been minimized, new concrete has been installed, and the Park has an open feel that can be better organized for bands, concerts, and events. With the help of local artist Cat Pena, a musical theme is being installed in the pavement, with oversized notes and blue stained concrete. All work should be completed with the next month, so if you are down there, check it out. 

 

DT visits the 63rd Annual TRPA Conference

Sam Henry speaks with a TRPA Conference attendee about an athletic complex recently completed in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. 

Sam Henry speaks with a TRPA Conference attendee about an athletic complex recently completed in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. 

Dalhoff Thomas design studio attended and participated in the 63rd annual TRPA Conference earlier this week in Nashville, Tennessee.  The conference focuses on improving recreation and parks opportunities across the state of Tennessee by offering educational sessions to design professionals, municipal leaders, and parks directors. Educational topics ranged from marketing,  outdoor classrooms, and sports injuries & prevention.  

As a trade show exhibitor, Dalhoff Thomas design studio was able to speak with conference attendees and show off many trends and new ideas occurring in parks currently being designed throughout the country.  With education and inspiration a constant goal at Dalhoff Thomas, presenting our ideas to an ever-changing market is important.  

To find out more about TRPA and how they help promote healthy and livable communities, visit: www.trpa.net