Julian B. Lane Park

Through a combination of careful site editing, bold topographic modifications, amplification of site attributes, and the introduction of time-tested, ecologically sound urban park program an under-performing park is injected with new life reconnected with the social life of the city.

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is alive with exciting social, recreational, economic, ecological, and cultural landscape opportunities. Proposed design intervention builds upon the InVision Plan and the West Tampa Housing Study to improve the livability and quality of life for residents of Tampa, with the aspiration of bringing a world-class public space to the Tampa Waterfront. As prime consultant and lead park designer on the project, the proposal by Counts Studio catalyzes the aspirations by Tampa city staff, stakeholders, and community members through an interdisciplinary and collaborative design approach. Landscape architects, engineers, scientists, and geographers work together to build a complex and programmatically rich public space, where the future citizens of a growing Tampa can work, visit, reside, and be inspired.


Julian B. Lane Park, Tampa, Florida, USA



23 acres



Public Park



Counts Studio , Lead Park Designer

Raymond Jungles, Consulting Landscape Architect

URS Corporation, Project Management and Public Process

Ferrell Redevelopment, Architect/Historic Interpretation

Urban Trees + Soils, Tree and Soils Consultant

Natural Learning Initiative, Playground Consultant

URS, Civil Engineer/ Utilities

The Heimburgh Group, FDOT/Interstate Coordination

Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Proposal  Aerial Proposed Interventions Collage
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Proposal Park Evolution timeline diagrams from 1938 to 2012
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Aerial Program in Context Diagram
Counts Studio Phasing design proposal for establishing an urban park network, emphasizing neighboring context.
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Ideagram collage of program to be added to new park for consideration.
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Conceptual Sketch Diagram analyis of water views
Counts Studio Precedent research comparison studies of waterfront parks.
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Design analog sketch and digital model of sketch in 3d showing park proposal landforms and water body.
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Conceptual 3d model of design proposal diagram rendering
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Illustrative Rendering of Water Feature with Kids
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Aerial Concept 3d Sketch
Counts Studio Julian B Lane Park Proposal Pedestrian Bridge at Night Rendering