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The Knudsen Park project involved heavy community input (city council meetings, etc.) prior to construction commencement. The 6.1-acre park was a former dump site that was revised and recycled without the export of aggregate. Completed Knudsen Park includes grassy fields, a board-form concrete pavilion, playground, water play space, hammock garden, bridge and outdoor classroom. Knudsen Park displays a tilt-up outbuilding and connected pavilion that has historic reference. Historically the park area included a historic mill and residential housing for the Knudsen family. In an effort to preserve the mill’s significance, the team designed a concrete board-form tilt-up outbuilding and pavilion with equal design and dimensions to the old mill. The 72-by-24-square-foot structure incorporated integral coloring and historically accurate louvers. The design also combined modern LED lighting and tongue-and-groove features. A bronze plaque commemorating the Knudsen family’s history is also attached to the outbuilding.
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