City of Jordan, Minnesota
The City of Jordan is experiencing residential growth. With this growth came a need for new park space. The city wanted something other than the standard, run-of-the-mill ‘tot lot’ type park, and the community wanted something that would serve all ages and interests. Bolton & Menk created an innovative space with features to accommodate these demands.
The project design features a multi-generational ninja warrior course – the first park of its kind in the nation. Two separate courses were designed to serve different ages. Users of these facilities push a button to start, run through the course, and push a button upon completion while a scoreboard keeps track of their time. Users can compete against their friends and upload their times through a smart phone app to compete nationally. The park also features a trail loop and exercise equipment, soccer field, and softball field. These features were designed with park expansion in mind as residential development continues.
The park’s grand opening received rave reviews and the park was featured on multiple news outlets. Since its opening, the city has received positive reviews from locals and via social media posts generated from around the region. The park has also ignited adjacent residential development.