Eaton Plaza is located in the heart of Fresno’s Civic Center between the Memorial Auditorium, Fresno Library, Federal Courthouse and Fresno Police Station. The historic Fresno Water Tower, listed on the National Registry, sits at the north corner overlooking the park.
MPA Design developed a Master Plan to transform the park, previously used for surface parking, into a new urban plaza. Through a series of stakeholder, community, city meetings, and questionnaires, we prepared seven master plan schemes to address park needs. The preferred alternative reflects the central location of the plaza in the City’s civic district by creating a large circular plaza in the middle of the site, highlighted by an interactive walk-through fountain surrounded with four distinct use areas.
The city reenlisted our services for the first phase of construction. We developed an amphitheater from the Master Plan design. It is a wonderful addition to Fresno’s urban fabric. It is designed to be versatile and has been used for community gatherings, movies in the park, demonstrations, markets, and general enjoyment.
- Client : Fresno City DPW and Parks & Recreation
- Status : Completed
- Location : Fresno CA