Project Ironwoods Park

This suburban public park is situated on rolling grassland with stands of mature trees bordering a lake and stream that serves as the central organizing features for the siting of a performing arts amphitheater, lodge, nature center, four bunkhouses, an “outward bound” style challenge course, and a preserved one-room school house. The forms of the buildings celebrate the area’s early cottage style homes and rural farmsteads. Building materials, details, colors and the work of regional artists are used to reinforce this contextual reference and the importance of experiencing a place that is whimsical and fun.