Client: The Trust for Public Land
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Budget: $900,000 and $837,000
Status: Completed 2018
Project Data: 1.8 & 2.5 acre neighborhood parks, age-separated playgrounds, picnic shelters, multi-use court, skate feature, community garden, fitness equipment, community art and local custom art
Kerry White - Lead Landscape Architect and Playground Consult
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 was converted doubling the size of the park while creating better connection 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 spaces 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 and community gardens.