San Jacinto Plaza Renovation

El Paso, Texas
United States

Once known for its live alligator enclosure, the re-imagined urban gathering space now offers amenities such as a botanical garden, outdoor reading room, produce market, children’s splash pad, café, and an area for washoes (a game similar to horseshoes but with water). The design also integrates historic elements such as Luis Jimenez’s “Los Lagartos” statue which pays homage to the park’s former reptilian inhabitants. A shade structure protects the monument and serves as a central axis point for the park.

HLB’s scope included pathways, plazas, historical monuments, gardens, shade canopies, courtyards, and general lighting for water elements. Festoon lights over gathering spaces and perimeter LED tree uplights allow for a nighttime stroll with ambiance. Bollards integrate primary and secondary pathways into a cohesive lighting scheme, and strategically placed pole lights provide security, wayfinding, and aesthetically enhance the nighttime scene.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Parks & Landscape
  • 1.7 Acres | 6,880 sq.m.
    $6 M
  • SWA Group
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Outdoor Lighting Award of Merit
  • Jonnu Singleton/SWA