Friday, October 10, 2008

Fort Wayne's Second Newest Park

Thought I would share some photos of the nearly completed Buckner Park Phase I improvements. Most improvements should be completed this fall exluding wetland plantings, which we will be installed next spring. The splashpad is finished but will not be turned on until late spring. Grand opening to be announced...

Buckner Park is located on Bass Road just west of I-69.

Pavilion with restrooms (picnic tables soon to come)
Column detail
Splashpad (wetland theme)
5-12 year old playground Playground with poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing

Parking lot bioswale (will capture and filter stormwater before discharging into wetland)

View from Bass Road

The photos above are from Phase I. Phase II and III will be completed as funding allows.

The map below shows the master plan for all 3 phases.


Anonymous said...

I first encountered that rubberized playground surface at Fairfield elementary during a Pre-K sub assignment and love that stuff. Isn't it made of recycled tires?

Carbon Productions said...

It is made of recycled rubber. Not sure if it is all tires but I would imagine tires make up a large part of it. It is a great surfacing for playgrounds. You have to be careful selecting colors, however, because colors that are too light quickly begin to look "dirty", and colors that are too dark can become extremely hot on sunny, summer days.