City of Marshalltown, Iowa
In 2018, Marshalltown suffered tremendous damage from a tornado. West End Park is an area that suffered damage with the loss of a shelter and many trees. This park resides on the backside of the school and is located along North 13th Street, Marshalltown’s entertainment district. This district holds many outdoor events.
With the opportunity to re-imagine West End Park, Bolton & Menk created a future park plan that will link North 13th Street to West End Park and give events along North 13th Street a place to be held. The park will bring together multiple users with a variety of amenities for all ages. The park vision includes an outdoor event space to hold 150+ people with food truck parking. The park will feature an architectural shelter that acts as the performance stage and concession/restrooms to support events. The park is tied together by a walking trail that loops through the park, stream bank restoration that has lawn paths alongside it, boardwalk with rain gardens for stormwater storage, natural playscape, Futsal courts, and baseball practice field.
The park will bring together community members of all ages providing play/education for kids and linking to existing athletics and North 13th Street events.