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Lewis Park
City of University City, MO

Lewis Park is a historic 4 acre neighborhood park located within the heart of University City, MO and was in need of an inventory and assessment of the current facilities in order to create a proposed Master Plan to address the current and future needs of the park for residents. Gateway Design Studio conducted a comprehensive study to provide a Need Assessment Report and Conceptual Master Plan which would serve as a guide for future planned improvements to the overall park space as well as serve as a supportive document for applying for future grant applications.


GDS produced further design and engineering plans as part of Phase 1 Improvements which were partially funded through the local Municipal Park Grant program.


The Master Plan and Final Report provided recommendations for wider walkways & trail paths, safe access to the park, improved site lighting, new site furniture, preservation of open space recreational areas, mitigating storm water management and improving water quality of the existing pond. Enhancement of the existing landscape and future playground improvements were also included in the final report and plans. 




  • 4 Acre Historic Park

  • Trail System

  • Pond Dredging & Water Quality

  • Rain Gardens

  • Natural Resource Protection

  • Woodland Garden

  • Future New Playground

  • Future Nature Playground

  • ADA accessibility


  • Master Planning

  • Public Engagement

  • Cost Estimation

  • Preliminary and Final Construction Documents

  • Landscape Design

  • Trail Design

  • Bid Administration

  • Construction Administration


  •          City of University City, MO

Existing Historic Pond
Overall Park Master Plan
Rain Gardens
Park Master Detail Plan
Woodland Garden Trail
Trailhead at Delmar Blvd
View of existing pond
Seating area
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