Named after the city’s mayor emeritus, Lillian Webb, the new five acre park is a dramatic engineering feat as well as a spectacular venue. Blasting through subterranean granite pockets, the groundwork was laid for a series of integrated fountains that flow downhill into a splash pool, located in the park green below the Gateway Plaza. View the original presentation for additional information.
Over 72,000 brick layers, 1667 cubic yards of concrete, 130 tons of steel, and 650 tons of stone veneer were used to create this seemingly effortless flow of water over stone, and to create adjacent platforms offering places to relax and enjoy the view of the park. Drafted by nationally-acclaimed designer Stephen Fuller, the project is the result of an ongoing effort to preserve this community’s historical appeal.
The park effectively introduces the concept of an urban center that is pedestrian-friendly, and combines residential lifestyles with boutique-style retail, offices, restaurants, and parks and green space. Paid for with city SPLOST funds, park construction is being overseen by the City of Norcross’ Downtown Development Authority (DDA).