After taking a fresh look at the Park as a whole, Nelson Byrd Woltz proposed to divide the land into three zones- athletic, civic/cultural, and natural/ecological. The proposed changes included relocating existing improvements and placing new ones into the appropriate zones. In addition, the plan focuses on preservation and enhancements of views and natural improvements- reducing the number of man-made improvements in the park.
In April 2021, the lower baseball fields near Hecht Pavilion were removed and the lighting will be removed in the coming weeks. This area will become a part of the “civic/cultural zone” including items like an event field with a sculptural mound. All sport fields will be relocated to the “athletics zone.”
As more changes come about and construction begins, Lakeshore Park Conservancy will be keeping the Park’s visitors informed. For more information about the community feedback or the Park’s overall master plan, click here.