Summit Park in Blue Ash, OH, will host a dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 9 at 11am.
Partnered with MSA Architects and MKSK, KZF has been working on the Summit Park project since 2012, serving as the Park Engineer to develop the $12M in infrastructure improvements required to support the facilities and buildings throughout the park.
Summit Park more than doubles the Blue Ash’s inventory of park land and greatly expands the land area dedicated to open space.
The 22-acre park commons is designed around the “Great Lawn” and includes a glass-covered, multi-purpose pavilion, bistros and an adventure playground on the site’s least sensitive and most visible “first tier.”
The 1.5 acre playscape is designed to serve kids from ages 2 to 102 and acts as the park’s strongest daily draw. The playground is closely linked to the adjacent outdoor pavilion and associated restaurants and cafes. It is fully accessible and accommodates users across a broad spectrum of abilities.
The park’s “second tier” features a rainwater harvesting pond to collect and filter stormwater run-off from the park’s drives and parking areas. Harvested rainwater is used to irrigate the Park Commons and Great Lawn and reduce annual costs for lawn maintenance. A restored stream corridor has created new habitat in over 12 different types of habitat zones and employs low impact construction techniques to establish a highly diverse stream ecology.
The public is invited to a special dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction at Summit Park – the ceremony begins at 11AM on June 9 in a white tent located on the north side of the Great Lawn. The ceremony will conclude with limited access tours.
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