Water Works Park Improvements

Grimes, IA | Sports + Recreation


Water Works Park Improvements project is an 8.5-acre recreational green space situated in the heart of the City of Grimes, offering diverse opportunities for recreation.


ISG partnered with the City to conduct a feasibility study on the reuse of a former library building on the site, which is still under consideration, and determine the site’s ability to support a splash pad and natural play space, resulting in conceptual designs for park features and amenities.


To ensure ample traffic circulation and pedestrian safety, a single drive-up and drop-off entrance was developed. Working with splash pad vendor, Vortex, components include sprayers, misters, and natural boulders. Near the splash pad, an accessible, more traditional playground serves children of all abilities. To the south, a natural playscape of boulders, logs, rocks, and flowers give children opportunities to engage in unstructured play, expanding their imaginations. A dry stream bed and berming offers enhanced aesthetics and screening, and an open-air shelter with shade structures and restrooms encourage community gatherings. The cohesive design positions Water Works Park as a premier destination for residents and visitors from the surrounding region.

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