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Clearwater’s new Coachman Park opened to the public June 28.

“‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ said Mayor Brian Aungst, Sr. ‘It’s phenomenal, and I really do think people are going to gravitate here.’

‘It’s a game changer. It’s a catalytic project that’s going to spur more activity downtown, which we need and we’re already seeing,’ said Aungst.

Catherine Corcoran started with the City of Clearwater 10 years ago as in intern. She’s now overseeing the project as the Senior Landscape Architect.

The new concert venue called The Sound can seat 4,000 guests under the canopy, and up to 5,000 more on the lawn…

The Sound will be host to more than concerts.

‘The chairs are removable, specifically so we can have flexible use of this space,’ said Corcoran. ‘We can do things like yoga on the lawn or an art show when there’s not an event happening here.’

A space providing something for everyone, with or without a concert ticket. Family fun can be found at the playground, splash pad and picnic pavilions.

Creatives can admire pieces from local artists celebrating art and diversity.

The new Coachman Park opened June 28.”

— Melissa Eichman, Bay News 9 Tampa

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