Summit Hill & Gay Street Park
The City of Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee requested that the East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC), facilitate a public input meeting and design charrette to develop site concepts and examine public art locations for the park at Summit Hill and Gay Street.
The meeting was held on August 21, 2014 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. There were over 30 participants of the public input session and design charrette (defined as an intense period of design, with input from designers and users, to develop a solution to a defined problem). We had a local artist and landscape architect or architect lead each design team’s work and discussion. The six design teams developed varying and distinctive park concept plans. The ETCDC has refined each design, added explanatory notes, and images. Through this website and in person at the Emporium Center, the public can review each design team concept and provide comments and input.
We invite you to learn more about the history of the existing park. Explore the individual pages for each design team to learn more about the concepts and then visit the feedback page to help us shape the future of the park!