Fire Station Park Plan Reveal
See the plans developed for the expansion of Fire Station Park
One year ago, we gathered our community together to share their vision for an expansion of the Fire Station Community Center Park at 1616 Hemphill in a multi-day workshop. Following the workshops, a Fire Station Park expansion survey continued to collect additional public feedback. Among those elements receiving the strongest support from the workshops and survey were a skate park, pump track, dog park, flexible spaces for farmers markets and public events, interactive features for all ages, and well-shaded areas for relaxation.
NOW IT IS TIME TO REVEAL THE EXPANDED PARK CONCEPT PLAN, prepared by consultants from Project for Public Spaces. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00pm at the Fire Station Community Center to review the draft plan and share your feedback. With a groundswell of public support for a community center expansion, it is critical that the Fire Station Park expansion plan considers both the current and future facilities, parking needs, and programming opportunities. Please invite your neighbors and spread the word about the importance of this meeting.
- Expansion of Fire Station Park at 1616 Hemphill - Efforts are underway for a design and programming plan for the currently vacant parcel at Hemphill and Maddox that would add over an acre to the existing Fire Station Park and integrate a seamless experience across both parcels into a combined community space.
- Hemphill Street between Vickery and Biddison - Last year's Envision Hemphill workshops generated hundreds of responses showing strong support for protected bike lanes, safe crosswalks, on-street parking for retail, and other street design elements. Virtually all participants agreed that the current configuration is not working well, with Hemphill being unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists and failing to promote new business activity and mixed-use development. We hope you'll stay appraised of our efforts to improve the street.
- Project for Public Spaces is the international leader in creating vibrant parks and plazas that serve as treasured hubs of community life. PPS also leads a paradigm-shifting "streets as places" initiative aimed at creating streets that not only provide vehicular circulation, but function just as well for people riding bicycles, walking to school, shopping at local stores, or catching the bus.
- HDR Engineering is the highly qualified multi-disciplinary firm that led the recently adopted update to the City of Fort Worth's Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP). The updated MTP created a new set of street types that allow for the type of "complete street" design approach contemplated for Hemphill. HDR's familiarity with the MTP and leadership in promoting a new approach to street design made them an ideal match to oversee traffic engineering efforts for Hemphill.
- If you are unable to attend, please share your ideas and support for the expansion of Fire Station Park by emailing: