Oyster Shell Park received an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Building Congress in the Transportation/Utilities/Civil category at their annual team awards banquet and meeting held on June 9th at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford. This is the second award for the BSC designed project, having previously won an award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The park is located on a 25-acre, highly visible former landfill overlooking the Norwalk River in Norwalk, CT. The City’s goal was to transform the site from a basic connection of footpaths, to an inviting public facility focusing on art, education, and environment, that embraces the park’s location along the Norwalk River and nearby cultural attractions.
Upon completing the award-winning Park Master Plan in 2006, and in-line with available funding, BSC designed the first phase of the park, consisting of approximately 6 acres of walking paths, landscaped areas, and a “Grand Plaza” at the park’s apex. Construction of Phase 1 of Oyster Shell Park was completed in 2014.