Village East Neighborhood Park

ninja challenge course | nature play | landform | open play | community gathering

Windsor, Colorado

Redefining Neighborhood Park Spaces

The Town of Windsor approached us looking for a neighborhood park unlike any other – rethinking how play and gathering occurs in a neighborhood. Working with their staff and the community we came up with a vision for a park design that stretched their budget to offer new and exciting ways to play in their neighborhood. The design for Village East Park combines imaginative play options, nature play, landforms, alternative play spaces, and lighting to help the Town redefine neighborhood space.

A strong desire for a ninja challenge course developed into a dedicated play area with a circuit of challenge course equipment. The main play area is filled with a net climber, play structure, slides, a boulder scramble and more. All play areas have synthetic turf surfacing which blends well with the site’s surrounding turfgrass and native seed areas.

A grassy field outstretches from neighboring homes and small waysides serve as a school bus stop and entry points for a regional bike and pedestrian trail. An overlook offers a vantage point reaching above rooftops to open up a cherished mountain view.