Children’s Garden

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.

Children's Garden at Fort Williams Park under construction, June 2016

The pond at the new Children's Garden in Fort Williams Park is under Construction. June 2016

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.

Find out more about the Children's Garden on the Fort Williams Park Foundation website. 

Click here to download the Presentation Plan for the Children’s Garden (pdf).

Click here to download the Children’s Garden Plant List (pdf).