Play Platform to be Designed and Added to Linwood Park
The Board of the Friends of Linwood Park has begun the process of designing a play platform for Linwood Park, a one–acre park at the corner of Linwood and Athens Avenues in Ardmore. The play platform, which will be in the rear of the park, will be a unique and carefully crafted structure that will engage children and their adult caregivers.
Kate Galer, the President of the Friends of Linwood Park says, “The structure will incorporate imaginative, environmentally minded, and playful elements to enhance the experience of park users. It will be an aesthetically pleasing, inclusive, multi-level play structure in keeping with Linwood Park’s high design standards and public garden feel.”
The platform is an element of the original design of Phase Two of the design of Linwood Park. The Board of the Friends of Linwood Park has chosen an architect, Roderick Wolfson, to design the new play platform and lead a diverse volunteer design committee. Roderick Wolfson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal has specialized in working with non-profits and designing buildings and structures in keeping with an organization’s mission. Roderick will be donating a portion of his time on the project, with the other portion being raised by the Friends of Linwood. Mr. Wolfson is a resident of Ardmore.
The Friends of Linwood Park, Mr. Wolfson, and the Lower Merion Township Parks and Recreation Department will be working together closely on the project. It is anticipated that the majority of funds for the project will be privately raised by the Friends of Linwood Park.
The Friends will be holding a public design charrette for children and adults in January in an effort to solicit input from a variety of park users as to the design of the play platform. The date and location are being coordinated, but please check the Friends of Linwood Park website at www.friendsoflinwoodpark.org or visit the Friends on facebook for updated information.