Lawler Park, a highly utilized community park just south of Midway Airport, completed a entire playground renovation in 2013. Assisting the Chicago Park District, Upland Design Ltd. created multiple concepts for the renovation of the playground and splash pad within the park. With the assistance of Alderman and community input, a plan was finalized and construction documents were developed.
New components include a large climbing net structure, an accessible play structure with ramp, swings, new splash pad play features, seating and accessible walks. The new poured-in-place rubber surfacing mound adds another play element . The shapes and colors of the surfacing reflect the play elements making both the ground plain and the elevated components fit together seamlessly.