Urban Play Studio collaborated with The Trust for Public Land and the City of Aurora to renovate Jewell and Nome Parks to better serve their neighborhood communities. With construction completed in 2018, the projects focused on youth program space, community gathering areas, and engaging children’s play spaces. At Jewell, the existing parking lot that separated the usable park space was reconfigured to double the park size and better connect it to the Hoffman Community Center. Improvements include a multi-purpose plaza with basketball court, meditation labyrinth, chess tables, skate feature, and new playground equipment. Nome Park engaged the neighbors in a different way through the design of a community garden with Denver Urban Gardens and play & hangout space with ideas from Aurora Central High students. Kinetic sculptures by Denver artist Reven Swanson connect park elements along the main walk including new play equipment, seating plazas, exercise equipment area and community gardens.