Holiday Park is Fort Lauderdale’s largest and most central park. Originally built in the late 1940’s as a tribute to local World War II veterans, the park has undergone many incremental additions over its 60-year lifespan. The park features lighted soccer and football fi elds, concessions and press-box facilities, lighted baseball fi elds, roller hockey courts, dedicated bicycle, in-line skating and jogging paths, picnic pavilions and an accessible playground. Holiday Park brings together the tradition of formal landscape design with the recognition of open spaces as sites for public gathering, active recreation, and a commodity of regional identity.
EDSA was selected to design renovations for Holiday Park and produce a master plan for the park over a three-year period which involved several rounds of programming and preference interviews. The resulting plan focused on facilities programming, vehicular access, circulation, and compatibility with surrounding neighborhoods. Following the master plan, EDSA provided design and engineering of all construction elements, bidding assistance, and construction administration.