Daytona Beach Riverfront Esplanade
Daytona Beach, Florida
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Daytona Beach, the Riverfront Esplanade is a 22-acre transformation of the existing greenspace. Designed to welcome the community and provide a destination for families, the new park will feature event lawns, botanical gardens, and a playground. The real showpiece of the renovation is the inclusion of unique fountains and ponds created to mimic and enhance the existing riverfront. Martin Aquatic led the conceptual efforts of the water features that include a splash pad, pond ecosystems, and a long fountain running the length of a block.
As part of unique zones that divide the park, the Family + Garden Zone is centered on a feature Riparian Garden Fountain. Stretching 330 feet and dropping down three weir cascades, the Riparian Garden Fountain is designed to mimic the natural tidal pools of the river. As well, families that visit this area will enjoy a 2,700-square-foot interactive water feature with more than 30 spraying vertical and arched nozzles. Lastly, the central zone of the park—named Fountain Plaza—features three unique pond basins that surround the city’s performance venue and concert hall.
Key Project Stats:
- 22-acres of garden space
- 330-foot-long fountain with landscaped islands and rockwork
- 2,700-square-foot interactive water feature with 30+ nozzles
- 3 pond basins