For decades, one of the most beloved civic places in Richardson, TX, was the rocket playground in Heights Park. When the playground equipment finally needed to be replaced because of its age, the City faced a dilemma. How could it remove a civic icon, while keeping the memory of the playground, and all of the associations it raised, alive? Via Partnership and Bressi were asked to help the City commission a new public art project that would help make the transition. The result, a new Rocket sculpture by Jeff Larramore, immediately became a new community icon and already is the source of a bit of urban folklore itself. A collaboration with Via Partnership.

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  • Project Type: Public Art Project
  • Collaborators: via Partnership, Jeff Larramore
  • Client: City of Richardson, TX
  • Project Year: 2013
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