Downtown Indianapolis is the fastest growing neighborhood in Marion county, but lacked a public playground for residents and visitors. Seeing an opportunity to revitalize the underutilized Downtown Canal, the City of Indianapolis in partnership with the Indy Parks Foundation and the Indianapolis Colts Foundation wanted to build a site that not only provided the community and tourists with a playspace, but would be an striking peice of public art for the cultural experience of the canal.
Community Play on the Canal
Colts Canal Playspace combines high visual impact with varying and engaging play elements to draw residents and visitors. Numerous climbing elements promote physical activity as visitors traverse the different playground terrains. Ground level activities such as swings, carousels, and talking tubes all for participation in motion activities and socializing.
"The Colts are honored to work with Indy Parks, the Parks Foundation and so many other community partners to create this fun, family-friendly playspace for our friends, neighbors and visitors from downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy. We are looking forward to this space becoming yet another community resource and opportunity for families, particularly our young people, to be active and healthy."
Vice-Chair and Owner
Indiana, Indianapolis 46202, USA
Welcome to the The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA! The Westminster Schools' playground was specifically designed to complement the school's rigorous academic standards with rigorous play time. The students and teachers played a collaborative role in the design process, to make sure that their new playground reflected fun 'play with a purpose' - by building physical strength through a variety of challenging climbing, balancing and spinning activities. The KOMPAN design process is hands-on and collaborative. As partners throughout the playground development process, we listen to and incorporate feedback from all stakeholders: everyone from the children and teachers, up to the local engineers and contractors. We performed multiple site visits and carefully sited our equipment to prevent impacts on heritage trees. We removed existing structures and barriers and re-graded the site to restore it closer to its pre-development state. This created a seamless flow between forest and playground, made more of the site accessible to the children, and provides a truly unique playground solution that exceeds all expectations.