Comprised of a North Plaza and South Plaza this area is the public centerpiece for the city of Beaverton.
The North Plaza features a comfortable and compelling amphitheatre. It is the location of The Last Tuesday summer concert series, a celebration of great local music, and art sponsored by the Beaverton Arts Commission. The amphitheatre is bordered by a basalt rock formation and series of waterfalls. The water gently cascades down the face of the rock wall lending an inner quiet to the sounds of the city center. The tree lined plaza provides a community connection that flows seamlessly from the surrounding businesses to the MAX line.
The arc of seating steps will allow visitors an opportunity to sit and experience the artistic impressions of nature.
The Beaverton Central Max Station features a 10-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture called Icarus at Kittyhawk. The abstract sculpture is part of the visible landscape of the plaza. The work was created by Oregon artist Lee Kelly. Kelly received the Governor’s Award for the Arts in 1987 and he has created many public commissions throughout Oregon. The South Plaza is divided into three distinct areas. A grove of trees will contribute to the visual and environmental impact of the plaza, complemented by engraved stone bands recognizing Beaverton’s sister cities of Birobidjan Russia; Cheonan, Korea; Cluses, France; Gotemba, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Trossingen, Germany. Finally, the arc of seating steps will allow visitors an opportunity to sit and experience the artistic impression and expression of nature. The focal point of the South Plaza is the 38 foot tall metal sculpture that is entitled “Three Creeks One Will”.
The sculpture references Beaverton, Hall and Wessenger Creeks, which converge in the 49-acre Creekside redevelopment district that The Round encompasses. Designed by Devin Laurence Field, who predominately commissions for public sites, his sculptures are not simple abstract designs; rather they are complicated, graceful representations ofthe natural and built environments.