Watson Trail 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. A construction budget of approximately $500,000.00 is estimated.
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 donorship project that features a fenced in secure wheelchair swing area and Mary-go-Round. This area was incorporated into the overall design of the new playground area.
As part of the concept planning stages NuToys/Landscape Structures collaborated with GDS on play equipment selection and colors. The concept plans were to depict the playground equipment location, surfacing, landscaping, seating and sidewalks connections and pavement areas. Runoff and drainage will be mitigated as necessary to provide positive drainage through a rain garden.
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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
Grant Application Assistance
- City of Sunset Hills, MO
Gerald Brown, CPRP- Director Parks and Recreation