Project and Case Study
Client: Johnson County Parks and Recreation
Category: Public Engagement/Branding, Parks + Recreation
- Multi Agency Coordination
- Senior and Youth Outdoor Fitness
- Outdoor Education
- Stormwater Management
- Formal Gardens and Spray Park
- Public Engagement
- Winner of the 2020 KC Business Journal Capstone Award
Johnson County Parks and Recreation selected a team led by Landworks Studio to develop a master plan and Phase I construction documentation for this 80-acre park, which was redeveloped from the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village, Kansas. This redevelopment effort was aimed at transforming this under-utilized acreage into a mixed-use community with public park space acting as an anchor for private development. The design team took advantage of the existing topography, open vistas, and mature trees from the former fairways to create a one-of-a-kind park. Phase 1 of the project which was completed in summer of 2019 included the majority of the master plan’s design intent. Built amenities include a destination playground, secondary play areas intended for toddlers, a sledding hill, three ponds, a rebuilt trail network, an outdoor senior fitness station, pickleball courts, three shelters, a restroom, and a 12,000 SF activity center.
Throughout the design process, Landworks Studio facilitated multiple work sessions and open house meetings where stakeholders and neighboring residents participated and provided input. This approach was designed to ensure the project’s immediate and longterm success as the park matures timelessly.
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