Memory Grove Concept Plan
Landmark Design prepared the Memory Grove Concept Plan in early 1999. The plan was commissioned in response to the devastation caused by a powerful tornado and years of neglect. The Memory Grove Concept Plan provided a conceptual framework for guiding changes and improvements in light of development and budgetary priorities. That process identified the most compelling needs in the park, including stabilization of the hillsides, revegetation, linkages between monuments and surrounding neighborhoods, new trees and landscape plantings to replace those damaged by the tornado, and which have deteriorated and aged over the years.
The Memory Grove Concept Plan represented the first step for upgrading the park environment, responding to the goals and desires established by a Steering Committee, and the realities of re-building the park. The plan provided a holistic approach for organizing the many steps that has re-established Memory Grove as a place of grandeur and a source of civic pride.