Designed by Mitchell & Associates in 2012; Installation planned spring-summer 2016
The Children’s Garden at Fort Williams Park will be a landscape full of daring adventures, quiet contemplation, great mysteries waiting to be revealed, and small familiarities to offer comfort. This 1-1/2 acre garden is designed to let children explore their relationship with nature and one another in developmentally beneﬁcial ways.
Garden features include paths leading to a variety of opportunities for creative play; a small, diverse woodland full of birdsong; a shallow pond promising frogs and dragonﬂies; water ﬂowing through a series of cascades into the Skating Pond below; a “gopher tunnel”; a tree lookout fort; and a picnic area for rest and regrouping. Additional features in the process of being created include a meadow alive with native wildﬂowers and pollinating insects, and a living willow tunnel and dome.