Rodney Square is the most significant public space in the city of Wilmington. The Square was conceived in 1918 as part of the City Beautiful Movement, which encouraged the organization of important buildings around public spaces and the use of classical styles in architecture.
In 2017, Rodney Square Conservancy retained Robinson Anderson Summers and Olin to prepare an improvement plan for the Square. The new design called for restoring some areas to maintain the Square’s original intent as a strolling park, and for adapting other areas to accommodate contemporary needs such as a space for outdoor fairs and concerts as well as a water play feature. Bosques of shade trees line the new layout and provide comfortable gathering spaces for visitors of the Square.
Conceptual renderings by Olin