Masthead gallery: Imagine Clearwater grand opening

In late June, Clearwater celebrated the completion of Imagine Clearwater, the $84 million reconstruction of Coachman Park and the centerpiece of the city's efforts to breathe new life into the downtown waterfront. 

The transformed park includes The Sound, a new amphitheater with a 4,000-seat covered pavilion and lawn seating for 5,000. Ruth Eckerd Hall manages and operates the venue under an agreement with the city. The rebuilt Coachman Park also has a new walking trail, lake, garden, a large open lawn, public art installations, a playground and play area for children, splash pads, restrooms, a grand staircase and newly planted landscaping and trees.

The June 28th grand opening celebration included a free concert at The Sound by rock legends Cheap Trick. 83 Degrees Media photographer Jay Nolan captured images from the day. Check them out in the photo slideshow at the top of the page.

For more information, go to Coachman Park and The Sound.
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Jay Nolan is an award-winning photographer and visual storyteller based in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. A former Tampa Tribune photographer, his images have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, Associated Press and Der Speigel. He also covers events for clients such as Hillsborough Community College, Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida. He attended the University of Minnesota and now lives in Tampa. View more of his work at Jay Nolan Media.