Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department
Master Planning and Site Design
Landscape Architectural Design
Construction Period Services
During the design process, Planning Design Studio conducted public input sessions and team meetings that revealed a desire to update this park’s aging facilities and appearance, improve security and accessibility, and provide additional amenities. PDS’s design transforms the site with a new playground, pavilion and picnic area, ornamental fencing, and decorative stone columns and retaining walls. Design motifs for the park were carefully selected to mimic the character and aesthetic of downtown Kirkwood’s iconic train station and other city parks.
Upgraded crosswalks and new curb bump-outs increase pedestrian safety. Ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials, watered through an irrigation system, give the site an easily maintainable natural beauty. The park’s amenities also include new looped walking trails, benches, drinking fountains and attractive park signs.