Aventura Park

Client: City of Henderson/Inspirada Builders, LLC

Public Works Studio, Parks Studio

Aventura is the largest constructed City of Henderson Park and totals more than 20…

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20 acres

Project Details

Design Features

Three multi-purpose fields

Two regulation little league fields

Two basketball courts

Two tennis courts

Four grass volleyball courts

HOA heated pool

Several Ramadas

Splash Pad

1-AC dog park

 

Aventura is the largest constructed City of Henderson Park and totals more than 20 acres within the 1900-acre masterplan of Inspirada. This park boasts three multi-purpose fields which are larger than the neighboring fields at Capriola Park, two regulation little league fields, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, four grass volleyball courts, an HOA heated pool, several ramadas and shaded areas, a splash pad and playground structures, and a 1 acre dog park. With so many active play elements at this park, the playground features were themed around exploration with a heavy emphasis on free play.  Two large boulders connected by a corkscrew netting bridge can quickly become a tightrope between two pirate ships in the eyes of a child. An enormous “mega tower” structure provides ample climbing and exploring activities to get to the highest point of the park providing the ability to see for miles and miles. The splash pad not only provides respite during the hot summer months, it’s filled with spray heads that project water at every angle: sideways out of a pony wall, straight up in the air like a geyser, and curved in a sequence of archways. Three large towers face each other in a triangular shape at the center of the spray pad where water cascades down like a tropical waterfall.

With such an emphasis on active play at Aventura, it is likely to host any number of sports tournaments throughout the year with visitors from all over the world. Due to this, we wanted to make sure the landscape was still a focal point and would offer a “green” environment all year long. Plant locations and species are strategically placed within the park to offer a variety of color and texture in the arid desert environment, even in the winter months.

Aventura Park is located just south of two other City of Henderson parks designed by AndersonBaron. With the parks so close in proximity, special consideration was taken to ensure each park offers unique active play elements to encourage residents to venture out and explore what each park has to offer. Aventura is the largest park and offers more sports fields that will be utilized for various sports leagues and tournament play. With that being a common theme, we wanted to make sure residents could easily walk, bike, or run to the next nearest park and experience what they have to offer, be that the musicality of Potenza Park just a half mile north, or the sensory playground at Capriola Park three-quarters of a mile further.

Services Rendered

  • Character and Theming
  • City Submittals
  • Client Representation
  • Conceptual Design
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Observation
  • Cost Estimates
  • Grading design
  • Hardscape Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape & Irrigation design
  • Plant Procurement
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Site Planning & Analysis

Goals & Constraints

Provide several sports fields with unique playground elements themed on exploration and elevation

Aventura Park opened in May of 2015 with a kick-off to summer celebration within Inspirada.

Aventura was featured in the “Playgrounds” September issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News Magazine!  Click here to check out the spread!