Bringing the Vision to Reality
In January of 2016, JCPRD engaged Landworks Studio to continue with the project to develop design and construction documents for Phase I improvements to be constructed. The design team is supported by Affinis Corporation for Civil engineering, SFS Architects for park structures and Lightworks for electrical and lighting design. In late October 2016, the JCPRD board confirmed staff recommendations to combine the Meadowbrook Park and Activity Building projects as one bid-package to reduce administrative and construction costs, minimize site management risk and provide opportunities to streamline the schedule.
To date, the design team has developed designs for Phase I improvements in accordance to the allotted budget.
Those improvements include the following components:
- Iconic Structures - 3 iconic park structures with capacity for 48 plus people
- Destination Playground - Iconic play structure that is unique to the metro area
- Grand Pavilion - Large structure with capacity for 120 plus people, accommodated with an outdoor living room, charcoal grilling island and fire pit
- The Grove Playground - Outdoor musical instruments, converted sand bunker sandbox, climbing net
- Meadowbrook Activity Building - Including rentable event space for up to 200, a multi-purpose classroom for up to 30 and the Early Childhood Development Center
- Meadowbrook Hill - Hill top multi-purpose lawn that provides various slopes for winter sledding
- Open Space - Many fairways framed with mature trees will remain for unprogrammed recreation and relaxation
- Pickleball Courts - 6 lighted courts adjacent to the Activity building
- Senior Fitness - Equipment specially designed for senior adults including a lawn game area
- Three Ponds - Restored with stone edging, aquatic plants and stocked for fishing
- Trails - 3.75 miles of trails that encircle the ponds, park and open space
The project is currently under construction and is following an aggressive schedule to achieve the following important milestones:
- Design Completed - Spring 2017
- Start Construction - Summer 2017
- Ribbon Cutting - Spring 2018
With favorable weather and construction variables, it is hoped that portions of the park will open prior to the Spring 2018 ribbon cutting.