PA Recreation & Parks Society says Viridian"exceeded all expectations" at Lions Pride Park
Dan Hendey, Education Manager of the PA Recreation & Park Society, and Ann Toole, of Toole Recreation Planning visited Lions Pride Park for Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks magazine. Here's what they had to say:
For this year’s Park and Recreation Professionals Day commemoration, Niki Tourscher and I traveled to Lions Pride Park in Warrington, Pennsylvania, for a spotlight event. I had heard about Lions Pride Park but didn’t know what to expect. Needless to say, I was blown away by the park.
Located on the site of a former day camp, the community has transformed this tired area into a unique, magical public facility that is exciting, engaging, inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Created from a shared vision of the local Lions Club, Warrington Township and local school students, the park is a model of accessibility and intergenerational use.
To raise funds, the Township and the Lions Club needed a top-notch design to generate excitement and support. They retained Viridian Landscape Studio to transform the ideas of the elementary school students and the public into an exciting accessible public play space unique to Warrington, one that would become a center piece of community life for people of all ages and abilities. Viridian rose to the challenge and exceeded all expectations.