Adventure Playground

The City of Irvine brought EPTDESIGN on board to lead an intensive participatory design process to guide the community in re-imagining a revitalized and ADA accessible Adventure. The community wanted the playground to maintain its original free spirit, while the City needed it to meet the stricter mandates of new environmental, health and accessibility codes.  The new plan features treehouses, boulders and plenty of trees and large shrubs to give kids new places to explore. Willows, grasses and reeds will provide natural building materials for kids to experiment with making crafts and building huts like those that sheltered the region’s native people. Medicinal, edible and native plants will educate visitors on the region’s bountiful natural and cultural resources while providing habitat for wildlife. A natural pond will manage rainwater and keep any sediment onsite to help reduce the sediment loads impacting into the Newport Bay. EPTDESIGN is working with Urban Resources, True Nature Landscape Architecture and PACE Water Engineering on designing an innovative natural stormwater treatment feature.

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