The Park and Las Vegas Boulevard Streetscape

The Park and Las Vegas Boulevard Streetscape


To create this picturesque outdoor destination, we are literally taking down the walls and opening the doors at our resorts to develop a unique dining and entertainment district that complements its lush new surroundings.

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International held an invited competition to design a new streetscape along Las Vegas Boulevard (“The Strip”) in front of NYNY and Monte Carlo Resorts and to test the validity of a design for a new park in the space between them. As the winner of the competition, our firm developed a master plan that would become the model for pedestrian life along The Strip.

Our concept establishes an unprecedented pedestrian environment with new retail, dining, and entertainment attractions framed by a lushly landscaped setting with water elements, outdoor dining terraces and informal performance spaces. We removed the barriers between the public right-of-way and the building envelope and reconsidered the change in elevation to more seamlessly connect the buildings and their offerings to The Strip.

A new public space, The Park, draws visitors from the hustle and bustle of The Strip into an oasis offering unique opportunities to experience Las Vegas outdoors, along with direct access from The Strip to T-Mobile Arena. The Park and the Arena both opened to wide public acclaim in April 2016.



MGM Resorts International Design

Las Vegas, Nevada
Completion Date
  • !melk Landscape Architect

  • Marnell Architecture Local Architect

  • Populous Arena Architect

  • Mike Rubin Associates Retail Consultant

  • Lighting Design Alliance Lighting Design

  • Hanns Joosten Photographer