Photo by: Stephen Hoppe, The Lighting Practice
Photo by: Stephen Hoppe, The Lighting Practice
Photo by: Stephen Hoppe, The Lighting Practice

Hawthorne Park Improvements

Philadelphia, PA

Hawthorne Park was built on the site of a derelict parking lot. The park design converted an eyesore into a community amenity. TLP’s lighting design goal was to make a place where people feel safe, comfortable and welcome to gather after dark. The main paths are defined by pedestrian scale light poles. The fixtures have cut-off optics to focus light on the paths and limit glare for the neighbors. Taller poles with small adjustable area lights are integrated with the park’s perimeter landscaping. These provide a soft ambient light for the green space while maximizing the open space for community activities. The design relies on durable and efficient lighting equipment to create a place that is attractive and easy to maintain.

Client

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

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