Logan Simpson’s landscape architecture design professionals believe that best results are achieved when the entire project team collaborates. As the prime design consultant for the City of Avondale, Logan Simpson worked closely with the city and residents. We identified and responded to the city’s and residents’ goals for enhancement of the 75-acre Friendship Park. With a construction budget of $2.5 million, Logan Simpson prepared the design through bid/construction document services. Site improvements included new entry access and additional parking improvements with wayfinding signage, one new restroom facility and renovations to existing restroom facilities, athletic field lighting and fencing, picnic and BBQ areas with shade structures, and overall new site furnishings, landscape, and irrigation. To maximize children’s experiences and celebrate play, our landscape architecture team incorporated a multicolored, flow-through splash pad with 16 spray toys. The splash pad is protected by a large shade sail. As directed by the City, Logan Simpson collaborated with local high school students to theme the entire splash pad and to enhance the splash pad’s entry with LithoMosaic tiles. In 2016, the National Public Works Association awarded Friendship Park its prestigious National Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Structures Less than $5 Million category. For more information on Friendship Park, visit the City of Avondale’s website or read this Arizona Central article that describes some of the park’s new features.