Ojibway Park Master Plan and Phase I Improvements
Project Type: Planning and Architectural Services
Client: City of Woodbury
Ojibway Park has long been an important community gathering place and a key asset to the City of Woodbury and its residents. It is a focal point for events like Woodbury Days, has a wide variety of sports facilities, and includes an extensive system of natural spaces and trails. However, its park building is the oldest in Woodbury, many sports and other programmed uses shifted to the Healtheast Sports Center, and the park is somewhat disconnected from the community. City Staff and the Parks and Natural Resources Commission identified several potential projects for Ojibway Park in their Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), but have decided to begin with an overall Master Plan for the park. The Master Plan will act as a guiding vision for the park’s future, before the team develops more specific design directions and investments.
LHB was selected by the City to develop a new vision for Ojibway Park based on a shared understanding of existing conditions and exploration of the possibilities for programming, facilities, maintenance, and operations. After several months spent talking to the community about how the park could evolve, the process is now beginning to shape a framework for the development of specific design elements, including a new park building. Through an iterative design process, including cost estimation, the project team will refine the vision and guiding principles, select priority investments, and then develop a set of construction documents, culminating in a built project that reinvigorates the park and reconnects it to the community.