Hermann Park Lake Plaza
The eight-acre Hermann Park Lake Plaza is a jewel in the heart of Houston that has been the center of Houston’s world-class municipal park. Working with White Oak Design Studio, Walter P Moore designed parking, detention, and a sanitary lift station for the $11 million Hermann Park Lake Plaza improvements. The park improvements included the major renovation of pedestrian areas and landscaping. Also included was the construction of a coffee shop, restaurant, boat house, train depot, and maintenance building for the Houston Zoo. The drainage improvements we developed included a creative solution for detention utilizing an existing creek remnant as a bioswale with special landscaping to make the area a feature of the park.