Landslide2008: Marvels of Modernism

Philip Johnson’s Water Gardens.


Show Your Support

Given the current situation it is imperative that the public become involved in the future of the plaza. Concerned citizens should contact their council member and the city planning office. It is also important that the public make requests regarding the extant of work being done on the site, assuring that any work or changes to the site are completed with public input.

City officials should be made aware that dedicated funding for the renovation of Heritage Plaza is of the highest priority. As with Philip Johnson’s Water Gardens, which originally opened in 1974 and reopened following extensive renovations in the spring of 2007, Heritage Plaza can be a success story that both the city and its citizens can be proud of.

Get Involved

Contact the following organizations and city leaders and let them know that you are interested in becoming involved in the maintenance and preservation of Heritage Plaza:

Richard Zavala, Director
City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department
(817) 871-5700

Randle Harwood
City of Fort Worth Trinity River Vision
(817) 392-6101

Fernando Costa
City of Fort Worth Planning
(817) 871-8012

Adelaide Bratten Leavens, Executive Director
Streams and Valleys Committee
(817) 926-0006

Jerre Tracy, Executive Director
Historic Fort Worth, Inc.
(817) 336-2344

Daniel Carey, Director Southwest Office
National Trust for Historic Preservation
(817) 332-4398


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List of Marvels

Boston City Hall Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

Estates Drive Reservoir
Oakland, California

Heritage Plaza
Heritage Park
Fort Worth, Texas

Kaiser Roof Garden
Kaiser Center
Oakland, California

Lake Elizabeth
Allegheny Commons
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manhattan Square Park
Rochester, New York

Mill Creek Canyon

Kent, Washington

Miller Garden
Columbus, Indiana

El Monte
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Pacific Science
Center Courtyard

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Peavey Plaza
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

education partners
Garden DesignGeorge Eastman House
Additional Sponsors

American Society of Landscape Architects’ Indiana, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Minnesota, Northern California, Texas, Upstate New York, and Washington Chapters • Astorino • Charles Butt • Design Within Reach • Topher Delaney • Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli • Fathom • Tom Fox • Hillman Foundation • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Lorraine Osmundson • Richard T. Murphy • National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast, Southwest, and Western Offices- with funds from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation of New York, Dodge Jones Foundation Intervention Fund, and Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Fund • James Richards • Seibert & Rice • Diana & Bruce Shuman • Ann Stack • SWA Group • TBG Partners • Michal and Jeffrey William Tincup • Unilock Inc. • The Woltz Charitable Trust