Loveland Sports Park
youth sports leagues | synthetic turf | community events and festivals
Multiple Park Uses in One Space
The City of Loveland wanted several goals accomplished with their Sports Park:
The growing need for competitive and practice soccer fields had to be solved.
A community park design was needed for large gatherings, special events, and annual festivals.
Recreational and unprogrammed park uses needed equal space and accessibility as youth sports leagues.
In addition to addressing all these concerns, our master plan added a skate park, roller hockey and volleyball courts, playgrounds, and even interactive water features,
Creative Design is the Difference Between a Complex and Park
The sports park is located on a historic Colorado farmstead so we incorporated an agricultural theme to bring the site character and connection with the Loveland community. The setting includes a windmill, cherry orchard, irrigation ditch, entry sign depicting stacked bales of hay, stone benches that portray hay bales, stone monuments to identify field numbers, shelters with red roofs to symbolize barn cupolas, and a Wizard of Oz themed playground.
Sustainable, Water-Conserving Design Including Synthetic Turf
Conservation was a major element in our planning process. We used raw water for irrigation, bioswales for pretreating storm drainage, and recycled water from the spray park to irrigate the turf. The Sports Park was the first municipal synthetic turf field in Northern Colorado, installing it on the fourteen separate sports fields.