J2’s design staff was hired by the City of Tolleson to serve as the prime consultant for the design of Tolleson’s unique 10-acre Community Park. The J2 team conducted extensive public involvement meetings, developed the conceptual design and master plan, and produced plans and specifications for the project. The design for Tolleson Veterans Park utilized “green building” and sustainable design practices on the majority of the facilities within the park. The City of Tolleson prides itself on its environmental stewardship, and this project reflects this social consciousness.
Some of the sustainable concepts used included: alternative paving of parking lots to reduce the essay help heat island effect and manage drainage runoff; use of local brick for the restroom/concession building and the maintenance building; use of a non-mechanical “cooling tower” at the concession area to cool the pedestrian plaza; incorporation of drought-tolerant plant materials throughout the park. The park includes a custom designed performance stage, a restroom/concession building, custom designed festival vending shade structures, a baseball field, a soccer field, a children’s play zone, a soft-surface jogging track, a pedestrian plaza, historically based signage, alternative-paving in the parking lots, and an irrigation system with a booster pump.