Forest Park Splash Padclose Forest Park Splash Pad
Candy-themed aquatic playground | Forest Park, Illinois
The Park District of Forest Park Splash Pad redevelopment is a one-of-kind space for kids of all ages to play and cool-off in a colorful candy-inspired space. PDoFP and HDG staff worked closely to develop an exciting and unique splash to replace the aging facility located at the Park District’s aquatic center taking inspiration from the neighboring candy factory. The new splash pad includes three separate zones for different age groups and types of play including a gentle tot-area with a game board inspired ground plane, a teen area with water guns and color-coded zones, and a candy castle play tower with slides, a gumball dump bucket, and a “moat” filled with gummy-creatures. Each area features colorful LifeFloor surfacing to reinforce its theme and includes splash pad equipment designed to look like gummy-worms and bears, peppermints, and other sweet treats. The new splash pad also includes several gathering areas including a large shade canopy, two small umbrella areas, and lawn space to spread out a beach towel. Each of the three splash pads operate independently and water is treated and recirculated on-site.
Park District of Forest Park
IMEG Corp; Nova Engineering; WT Group
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