Kansas City, MO

Gillham Park Sprayground

Client: Kansas City Parks and Recreation

Category: Parks + Recreation

Date: 2015-2018

Project Features
  • Public engagement
  • Design charrettes
  • Artful lighting
  • Water management
  • Inclusive play
  • Sculptural berm

Gillham Park is a linear park that serves several neighborhoods in midtown Kansas City, Missouri. One of the features in Gillham Park was a fill and drain wading pool, that over time became too costly for the City to maintain. Landworks Studio was selected to design a splashpad that captured the need for the community to engage with water. The overall design provides multiple venues for family activities in the summer months and beyond. This artful splashpad is located near an existing playground and includes interactive ways to cool off, a synthetic turf berm for picnics, unique overhead spray bars, a toddler spray area, and a shade structure. Landworks was able to meet the tight design schedule to allow the splashpad to open in the summer of 2018 for the community to enjoy.

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