Bayliss Park

Council Bluffs, IA

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

Through a highly interactive process with a record turn-out of citizen participation, RDG developed a plan for improvements that brought the community together and culminated in energetic fundraising which launched this project into construction. Divergent interest groups were able to claim ownership of the plan and actively worked with RDG to successfully blend history and contemporary art into a single design. Spectacular art pieces by Brower Hatcher, including custom carved granite pool coping and plinths, are incorporated into primary spaces. A modern fountain utilizes nozzles and LED lights to create dancing patterns. The spray park, weaved with unique art and sculptures, provides children the opportunity to play in an area of their own.

Engineering Overview:

Lighting Design Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Council Bluffs
  • COMPLETE: April 2007
    • ASLA Iowa Chapter - Merit Award - 2009
    • Illuminating Engineering Society - Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting Design - 2010
    • American Planning Association - Great Places in America: Public Spaces - 2014
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