Bordered on one side by the ever popular Fox River Trail, Island Park has long been a destination for residents of Geneva. Upland Design designed a new nature inspired playground to compliment the park idyllic river setting. Upland Design worked with park staff to lead public input sessions to choose park play equipment.
Built elements include all new play equipment, accessibility improvements, new seating, stone outcropping and landscape plantings. Play areas incorporate swinging, sliding, climbing, adventure play with a rock climbing structure and a zip line. The tree house theme provides fun views of the river for children while the Fox River Trail becomes part of the play experience.
Tree protection was incorporated to ensure the existing shade was preserved for users. Additionally, the construction was scheduled to minimize trail closure and align with other construction projects on the island.