University of Oklahoma Landscape Architecture Alumnus Plays Leading Role in $11 Million Park Project
Eric Sabin, an OU Landscape Architecture alumnus, recently played a large role in the design of Adventure Heights, a 10-acre, all-abilities park in the City of Spanish Fork, Utah.
The company Eric works for, In-Site Design Group in American Fork, Utah, were the prime consultants on this $11 million dollar park. Eric was part of the entire process, moving from initial conceptual design through construction documentation, as well as construction management.
“The goal of this park is to have something for everyone,” city officials wrote in a description of the park, “regardless of their abilities.”
To achieve this goal, Adventure Heights is filled with accessible amenities, ranging from a wheelchair swing to a winding sensory garden designed for children with autism. The park also features a splash pad, waterfall, and a mountain with a gradually inclining, ADA-accessible trail running through it.
The park also features three ziplines with seat belts and harnesses, metal slides to accommodate children with cochlear implants, face-to-face swings for children and parents, and a wheel-chair accessible trail winding through the sensory garden. It also includes a 24-foot tall treehouse play structure designed to look like it was built by kids.
Published on September 28, 2020