Working with the Town of Daleville throughout the course of 2014, REA led a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to assist the community in completing a revitalization strategy for their town core. The goal was to create a more dense, multi-purpose, walkable community with amenities attractive to new investment, development, and residents. REA prepared downtown plans for a 20-acre area with a focus on amenity infrastructure and integrating downtown housing and retail spaces with an improved town park, new multi-modal trail, and a reconstructed civic town center..
The first priority was re-imagining Town Hall Park into an attractive, vibrant, and community supported anchor that would ultimately energize the local economy and attract future business and residents. A dynamic play area was designed to naturally fold into the existing topographical slopes, while the terraced playscape boasts one of the state’s largest splashpads with elevated catwalks to the lower-level playground
While the new splash pad and playscape draws large numbers of young families, the park’s walking paths, swaths of greenspace, and meandering stream attract visitors of all ages. Since opening in 2017, Town Hall Park has been activated by year-round community programming which includes spring, summer, and winter festivals, a regular concert series and outdoor movies on the lawn. The new picnic shelter is regularly rented for weddings, reunions, and birthday parties.