J2 served as the prime consultant for this 26-acre phase of the regional park’s development. The J2 team provided professional design services for this exciting park improvement, which is intended to be Chandler Park’s “central crown jewel”. Tumbleweed Park’s recent improvements provide additional recreational activities and endless opportunities for children of all ages. J2’s scope included revising the master plan and developing the final construction documents for this phase of the 205-acre regional park. The design included the three acre children’s destination playground known as “Playtopia”, which contains three uniquely themed play areas, inspired by Chandler’s rich history. The three zones of Playtopia are ‘Farm Land’, ‘Critter Land’, and ‘City Land.’ Integrated throughout Playtopia are historical sign imagery, utilizing dynamic images from Chandler’s past, connecting today’s youth to yesterday’s stories.
The Phase 5 improvements also included: the design of a large three pavilion corporate picnic area, a restroom building, multi-use sports fields, a volleyball court and horseshoe pits, hard surface and soft surface this link multi-use trails, parking lots, electrical considerations for new lighting systems, and the required grading, drainage and water and sewer extensions.