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Loch Haven Park

The Park is Art

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Loch Haven Park

Location: Orlando, Florida

Client: City of Orlando

Project Scope: Project Management
Master Planning
Landscape Architecture

Project Size: 55 acres

Award: AAN, National Landscape Award
ASLA, Florida Chapter, Award of Merit
FNGA Award of Excellence

Executed by Frederick Halback as Founder & Senior Principal of Herbert-Halback, Inc.

Project Description & Challenge

Loch Haven Park was once an, overused park with disjointed cultural facilities throughout, 100-year-old live oak trees, and a major road bisecting the space. With great bones, the park is surrounded on three sides by lakes. The challenge was to create a city showcase for the arts, a place for gatherings and festivals, and a place to welcome new cultural partners. Frederick Halback developed a master plan and subsequent detailed design for all park and landscape architectural elements.


The major road that bisects the park was relocated; internal roads were depressed into the ridge, separating vehicles and pedestrians. These techniques provided unobstructed views across a wide 8-acre great lawn to the lakes below. A variety of spaces were created for either large groups or solitary contemplation. A new grand entrance, involving a fountain and sculpture plaza, welcomes a series of existing and new cultural organizations.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747