The Shrewsberry Landscape Architect and Site Civil group was engaged to create a plan for a neighborhood park for the Town of Whitestown that evolved into a 11-acre regional park that is designed to be a fun, year-round recreational destination for the entire community. Located in a heavily populated area, the park was designed with thoughtful integration of the surrounding neighborhood and multi-user needs in mind providing numerous activities for all ages and abilities.
Shrewsberry worked closely with the Whitestown Parks to assure their expectations were exceeded and Main Street Park will be a focus for the community. Amenities of Main Street Park include a shelter building with restrooms, age appropriate playgrounds, a splash pad and passive play water feature, turf play areas, a fitness trail, and community gardens. Two basketball courts, three fenced tennis courts for adult play and youth play, and a creative use of extra fill dirt was utilized to sculpt a sledding hill that will offer winter activity and a buffer for the adjacent neighbors. Working with the site topography, sustainability as a feature and educational opportunity were included utilizing green infrastructure/rain gardens as a drainage solution for the parking lot. Universal accessibility is accommodated connecting throughout the park walkways, playgrounds, and gathering spaces. Beyond Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering services, Shrewsberry’s responsibilities included coordination for the site survey, geotechnical, architecture, MEP, and structural subconsultants.