BRAND BOULEVARD CENTRAL PARK PASEO
CLIENT: City of Glendale
The opening of The Americana at Brand helped City of Glendale to push through the plan of Central Park Paseo, which has been a concept for nearly a decade, is a mid-block pedestrian path that runs at about 120 feet long and 50 feet wide. The paseo will lead visitors from downtown venues to public attractions including the Museum of Neon Art, Central Park, the Adult Recreation Center, and the Glendale Central Library.
The design of the Paseo incorporates brick paving pattern that runs along Brand Boulevard, a wood deck and a terraced central planter with drought tolerant plants. The plumbing sign is a replica of an original that belonged to the defunct Westwood business, and now belongs to the Museum of Neon Art and serves as an entrance sign and an art installation. The palm trees at eastern end of the paseo marks a formal entrance as visitors are entering downtown district from civic space, and vice versa as visitors are entering central park from downtown hustle bustle.