LOCATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION
expected to open in late 2021, this coastal themed parkland is being built on land reclaimed from the sea and on a location once home to the City's tidal harbour.
The landscape has been designed to reflect coastal geography with dune-like landscaping leading down to an urban beach. A maritime themed interactive play park and a travel hub building with cycle hire will also be available.
When built this will be the perfect start or end point for exploring Dundee's maritime connections on Dundee's Maritime Trail.
The design of the new parkland takes inspiration from its location. Waterfront Place was once well out into the River Tay. Over many years our past generations slowly reclaimed the riverbank to build harbours and docks. As ships became larger, the docks in this area became redundant and subsequently filled in during the construction of the Tay Road Bridge.
The centrepiece of Waterfront Place will be a large whale sculpture by artist Lee Simmons. Whales were an important part of the region's history and continues to be relevant today with the nearby University of St Andrews undertaking advanced research into whale song and migration.