Wayne Ferguson Plaza is a 1.5-acre urban park and community gathering located in the heart of Old Town Lewisville. The plaza is across the street from Lewisville City Hall and the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater (a 40,000-square-foot public arts center), and is adjacent to the historic Main Street commercial district.Inspired by the sculptural manner in which water carves the landscape of the North Texas Tall Grass Prairie, the design takes on a contemporary sweeping gesture using water as a link east to west and unites the plaza with the city’s arts center. A linear water feature runs parallel to a boardwalk, guiding residents and guests throughout a garden filled with swathes of native grasses and wildflowers. The water feature is designed as a cooling amenity and a gathering place surrounding the central stage and lawn terraces. At the eastern end of the plaza, water terminates at an interactive fountain. A water wall serves as a dramatic backdrop and screen for outdoor concerts and other performances.
The plaza was designed by Design Workshop, an innovative architecture firm that has planned similar projects in Texas and Colorado. The final design was developed after a series of detailed workshops that included public charrettes where residents and the business community were able to offer their vision of the park space and how it would one day be used.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza is the site of many of the city’s community events, including the two-day Western Days festival that draws more than 20,000 visitors every September; and the Sounds of Lewisville concert series that presents free music on Tuesday evenings in June and July.
Total project cost is about $5.2 million. For a detailed brochure on the plaza click here.
For information on renting the plaza for private functions click here.