In 2015, the City of Monroe developed a Comprehensive Park and Recreation Master Plan that identified the desires of community residents and the need to make improvements to existing parks. Belk Tonawanda Park, a popular Downtown park, was identified as one of the existing parks that needed improvements.
Benesch assisted the City with a site-specific master plan for the park renovation/expansion. Upon completion of the master plan, Benesch is now preparing detailed design for the first phase of expansion with a new parking area and access point, promoting pedestrian connectivity to the park, loop trail and greenway.
Additional proposed elements include a splash pad, restrooms, picnic shelters, a new amphitheater, and fitness equipment. In addition, existing facilities will undergo reorganization in order to accommodate the needs of events and programming.