Riverfront Park at RiverTown

ST. JOHNS, FLORIDA

Located within a magnificent mature forest and shoreline environment along the St. Johns River, Riverfront Park is a 58-acre park designed to provide a venue for public recreation and river access, and at the same time to protect and enhance the site’s remarkable natural landscape and fragile ecological systems.

The park functions as a significant feature of the RiverTown entry experience by anchoring one end of the boulevard leading to the community’s amenity center. The park’s network of pedestrian and bicycle trails also strengthens ties to the river and emphasizes social interaction of residents with each other.

With its dock, fishing pier and waterfront overlook, ELM designed the park to fully integrate the constructed improvements and natural ecological systems together, allowing the park to perform at a very high ecological level and at the same time provide a beautiful recreational venue.

In a very short time, the park’s signature fishing pier pavilion has become one of the region’s most recognizable iconic public structures.

Client

The St. Joe Company

 

Services Provided

Master Planning

Community Amenity Design

Building Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Signage Design

Approvals & Entitlements

Construction Observation

 

Benefits

High-capacity public space for neighborhood renewal

Public access to the St. Johns River

Preserves and enhances shoreline ecology and Manatee habitat

High ecological performance

Effective integration of planning, architecture and landscape architecture

The trails not only connect the residents to the river, which is at the core of that sense of place, but they also connect the residents to each other.
— Steve Lovett, ELM Founding Principal

Awards

2013 Grand Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Landscape Design/Pool Design-Residential Development
RiverTown Pool Area - St. Johns, FL

 

2013 Grand Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Recreational Facility-Special Amenity Facility
RiverTown Fitness Facility - St. Johns, FL

 

2013 Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Recreational Facility-Community Clubhouse
RiverTown - St. Johns, FL

 

PRESS

 

Jacksonville Business Journal

St. Joe hopes to boost business with RiverTown investment

 

What’s Up Jacksonville

RiverTown Unveils Plans for Amenity Center and Riverfront Park

 

American Towns, Jacksonville

Ervin Lovett Miller Completes Design Of Rivertown’s Amenities, Riverfrontpark And Phase I Of Community

 

ELM PROJECT LEADERSHIP

 

Project Team

The St. Joe Company — Client

St. Johns County Parks — Owner

ELM — Planner, Architect & Landscape Architect

Dunn & Associates, Inc. — Civil Engineer

Edwards Construction Services, Inc. — Contractor

ESI, Inc. — Environmental Consulting