Dreams become reality.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
New public park, splash pad,
The first of its kind, this new park in Fort Wayne is redefining disability and reminding an entire community the all civic space should be boundless.
The Boundless Playground at Kreager Park is a completely accessible playground, water-park and splash pad with restroom facilities. MKM led a design team in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department to develop a design that responds to the needs of disabled children while also encompassing several principles of sustainable design.
In keeping with the water theme, the restroom facility is designed to celebrate rain water. The roofs will shed rain water from all sides into collection drains on the pavement below. In turn, the rain water will flow through bio-swales for filtration before ending up in a cistern for collection and re-use to water the landscape. The restroom facility is designed to use day-lighting, limiting the amount of artificial light needed inside the structure.
Serving as the first “boundless” playground in the Midwest, the park is nationally recognized as one of the most accessible civic spaces in the country.