Wakefield Playground
Wakefield Playground
Wakefield Playground
Wakefield Playground
Wakefield Playground
Wakefield Playground
Wakefield Playground

Completion 

2022

Project Area

1 Acres

Construction Cost

$4 million

Client

NYC DPR

WAKEFIELD PLAYGROUND

Location Pin

This project revitalized a beloved neighborhood park and included new play equipment & swings, sports courts, an interactive spray shower, security lighting, site furnishings, and opportunities for social gathering and seating. The project, which is a jointly operated playground with PS16, creates a bright, vibrant, and inclusive destination for all users of all ages and abilities.

 

The playground is composed of two levels which negotiate a dramatic grade change of about 12 feet between the upper and lower levels. A primary goal of the project was to make the site fully accessible which included the provisions for a new switchback ramp between upper and lower levels, fine-tuned site grading, play equipment with ADA ramps and landings, and the introduction of new accessible park entrances.

 

Bold geometries and color arrangements were selected to reconfigure and refresh the space. Incorporating numerous planting beds throughout the playground increased the site’s permeability by almost 20% and transformed what was once 100% asphaltic surfacing to a more cool and resilient environment.