- In The Works
- Affordable Housing
- Play Environments
- Complete Streets
- K-12 Schools
- Higher Education
- Sports Facilities
- National Register of Historic Places property
- Multiple pedestrian entrances
- Branding features in a beloved community landmark
- 100+ Acres
- 1st Municipal Rose Garden in the U.S.
- Recipient of the Connecticut Building Congress Merit Award in 2017
With no heirs to his sprawling estate, wealthy financier Charles M. Pond bequeathed his land to the City of Hartford in 1897 for park use under one condition: they name it after his wife, Elizabeth. According to records, the land was already incredibly maintained. The city’s Board of Park Commissioners hired famous Olmsted and Son for landscaping, and Swiss landscape architect Theodore Wirth as superintendent and designer of the park.
To Design has completed many projects over the years at Elizabeth Park. We’ve provided site design plans and construction documents for entrance gateways, a permanent stage, expanded parking, walkway lighting, a trail system, and other improvements throughout. In 2004, we provided construction documents for the renovation of Theodore Wirth’s original summer house, located in the center of the rose garden.
Most recently, our design of multiple entrance gateways on the East Lawn and various other streets provide a welcoming and branding element around the park.