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Watson Trail Park Playground
City of Sunset Hills, Missouri 

Gateway Design Studio was selected in the Spring of 2020 to provide conceptual design documents for the renovation of the main playground site located at Watson Trail Park in Sunset Hills, MO.  The purpose of the project was for concept design development and cost estimates related to future funding and grant application opportunities associated with the playground improvements.

 

GDS subsequently provided preliminary and final design documents for the renovation of the playground site. Additional services included providing bidding and construction administration services. Plans were developed related to recent grant funding associated with the proposed playground improvements. An overall project budget of approximately $415,000.00 was determined.

 

The site currently has a 50th anniversary play structure that was built prior to renovations which also remains. A special area is designated for ADA and children with disabilities which is part of a separate donor project that features a special wheelchair "glider" area and zero edge Mary-go-Round. This area was incorporated into the overall design of the new playground area.

 

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As part of the planning stages NuToys/Landscape Structures collaborated with GDS on play equipment selection and colors. The design plans were to depict the playground equipment location, surfacing, landscaping, seating and sidewalks connections and pavement areas. Runoff and drainage was mitigated as necessary to provide positive drainage through a rain garden.

Phase 1 of the project was completed in the Summer of 2021.

CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS.

KEY ELEMENTS:

  • Age Group Play Zones 2-5 and 5-12

  • Nature Themed Play Area

  • All Inclusive and Abilities Design

  • Music Play Elements

  • Sensory Play Elements

  • Picnic Pavilion and Shade Cover for shade

  • ADA accessibility

SERVICES:

  • Playground Planning

  • Cost Estimation

  • Grant Application Assistance

  • Preliminary and Final Construction Documents

  • Bid Administration

  • Construction Administration

 

CLIENT:

  • City of Sunset Hills, MO , Gerald Brown, CPRP- Director Parks and Recreation
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