At A Glance:
Location: Covington, IN
Size: 1.6 acres
Type: Master Plan and New Construction
Services: Landscape Architecture
The 1.6 acre playground in Covington, Indiana was designed in coordination with Friends of the Covington City Park and the children of the community through their Dream and Design initiative. Following themes of adventurous, natural, and all-inclusive, the playground focuses on creating a dynamic space within the existing city park. A network of play structures creates a continuous circuit of exploration and activity.
Maintaining existing trees, the playground incorporates earthworks to provide separation and visual interest to the previously flat playground. A series of paved pathways provide accessibility throughout the groupings of interconnected native plantings and wildlife habitats. The circuit of naturalistic play equipment allows its users to be adventurous, make decisions, develop confidence, and connect with nature.
The design centers around the improved pool to park connection, providing year-round play opportunities and separating aged play while providing native areas for children to catch bugs, explore plants, and play in the water. Several features of the park include a splash pad, an exploration path, ADA-friendly castle structure, climbing structures, a sledding hill, sand play, swings, and a relocated restroom facility.