Rushville Overlook at Riverside

Rushville Overlook at Riverside

Rushville, IN

Overlook at Riverside

HWC led design for Overlook Park, an engaging, inclusive play and community space for all ages. A natural creek bed aquatic feature weaves its way through the site. Large lawn areas, landscape beds, and trees were used to surround the hardscape elements creating a softer transition to the adjacent natural woods and Flatrock River. The design also incorporates several highly desired community amenities–a signature climbing tower, accessible playground, sculpture garden, natural play elements, and outdoor dining areas. The Overlook Park cements Riverside Park as a regional destination and provides an anchor for the community just 3 blocks south of downtown and the City Center.

Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Community Placemaking Award Winner

Hammond Edison Park

Hammond Edison Park

Hammond, IN

Edison Park

The City of Hammond tasked our design team with incorporating a variety of recreational components that would meet the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods. Unique elements include an agility course, artificial turf sports courts with backer board surrounds, and a “skatespot”. Additionally, the custom play surfacing design illustrates historic themes of Thomas Edison’s inventions into a vibrant, contemporary graphic. Now rejuvenated, Edison Park has become central to the community’s quality of life and sense of place.

Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award Winner

North Vernon City Center Plaza and Streetscape

North Vernon City Center Plaza and Streetscape

North Vernon, IN

City Center Plaza and Streetscape

HWC provided design and construction inspection services for downtown streetscape along 5th Street, 4th Street, Madison Avenue, and O&M Avenue in North Vernon, Indiana. Additionally, HWC was responsible for the planning and design of the City Center Plaza, which sits within the previous right-of-way of Short Street along Madison Avenue. The project not only improved pedestrian and vehicular circulation, but also highlighted community history in design details and added beautification through special paving, street trees, custom metal features, and ornamental lighting.

Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award Winner

Seymour St. Louis Avenue Streetscape

Seymour St. Louis Avenue Streetscape

Seymour, IN

St. Louis Avenue Streetscape

This plaza and streetscape restored an underutilized public space while highlighting the unique character of Seymour. A custom “Seymour” sign incorporates a stanza allowing visitors to become the exclamation point. A paving band and seat wall mimic the shape of a guitar and black metal music notes double as bike racks. An interactive area allows visitors to create their own sound. HWC worked closely with the city and the local Main Street organization to take the project from conceptual design to a built work space.

Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award Winner

Washington Township Murphy Aquatic Park

Washington Township Murphy Aquatic Park

Washington Township, IN

Murphy Aquatic Park

HWC worked closely with Washington Township Parks and Recreation in Hendricks County to design a new regional park and aquatic center in Avon, Indiana. Currently, under construction, the initial phase of the project centers around a state-of-the-art aquatic center which will house a large wave pool, central sprayground, activity pool, and waterslides.  In addition to the aquatic center, the park will feature an inclusive playground with play berms, trails, recreation pond, wetland, restored habitat, and parking. A community center with an indoor recreation facility is planned for the second phase.