Grinnell Central Park

Grinnell, IA

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

Gifted to the City by J.B. Grinnell in the late 1800’s, the 3.8 acre Central Park has provided generations of citizens with a civic venue for festivals, concerts, community events, and family gatherings. Recent improvements are designed to capitalize on the rich cultural history of Grinnell and reinforce the spirit and emotion the park has come to embody. Detailed design and construction of the improvements began following a public-private fundraising campaign, and includes a new outdoor covered performance stage, open air shelters, family restrooms, central plaza with interactive zero depth spray water feature, relocated historic gazebo, exploratory play features, and other amenities.

Architecture Overview:

Detailed design and construction of the improvements began following a public-private fundraising campaign, and includes a new outdoor covered performance stage, open air shelters, family restrooms, central plaza with interactive zero depth spray water feature, relocated historic gazebo, exploratory play features, and other amenities.

Art Studio Overview:

Lighting Design Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Grinnell
  • COMPLETE: June 2017
  • SIZE:
    4 Acres
  • AWARDS:
    • ASLA Iowa Chapter - Design-Built - Merit Award - 2019
    • Masonry Institute of Iowa - Award of Merit with Distinctions - 2019
  • View Related Project Types:
    Parks & Recreation