David G. Burnet Park is an adaptive re-use of a historic site. This park occupies the former homesite of the first president of the Republic of Texas, David G. Burnet. The park’s theme rejuvenates the site’s history through innovative storytelling of this brief yet important era in Texas history. A recent addition included the homestead — a picnic pavilion reminiscent of Burnet’s house along with several small shade structures representing typical out buildings of that time. A rose garden was implemented as letters indicate his wife Hannah was very fond of her roses. Sculptured silhouettes of both David and Hannah are featured within the scene.
|CLIENT:||The City of Houston|
|SERVICES:||Design through CA|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Adaptive Re-Use of Historic Site. Historic Theme + Storytelling. Picnic Pavilion. Small Shade Structures. Rose Garden. Sculptures. Playground. Plaza.|