The new Waterfront Park is especially well suited for special events (Figures 66-69). Shakespeare in the Park will continue to use the area at Peacock Park, while another amphitheater will also be available in Regatta Park. Festivals, such as the Art Fair and Taste of the Grove, will be able to take advantage of the many multiuse paths and piers throughout the park.
During the regatta season, a downsized boat ramp in its current location allows launching of race boats to continue.
Controlled access to the boat ramp is available through the Mary Street Pier as well as from the Sailing Center. The USOSC will continue to have use of its former building in Kennedy Park during regattas. There will be ample dedicated lay-down and event space in the park and on the plazas. The Cultural/Community Center can serve as the event headquarters, while Regatta Plaza or the formal courtyard space between the two sailing centers can be used for more formal celebrations and award ceremonies.