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In 2002, the roadway east of Mill Avenue was re-designed as a 1.5-acre public park. The wide concrete walkway around the south and west sides of City Hall includes various types of landscaping and several park benches. 

In a second phase of development, Sixth Street Park was expanded 1.5 acres to the east in 2009 as part of the construction of a 400-space parking structure next to City Hall. Tempe transformed the left-behind street level parking lot into the second part of Sixth Street Park, a green oasis in the middle of busy downtown. The expansion brings more grass, plazas, trees and art to Mill Avenue. It also features a curvilinear great walk with patterned brickwork, a shade trellis which doubles as a band shell and an artistic sundial. 

Park size is 3 acres.

 

Public Art at 6th Street Park includes:

Greetings from Tempe by Susan Gamble

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Plaza Reflector Lights by Steve Martino

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Solar Time by R. Newton Mayall

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Above the Crowd by John Randall Nelson

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Earth Quilt by Meiny Vermaas-van der Heide

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