Parks

Landscape Architecture, Site Planning, & Urban Design

MacGregor Park

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Parks, Projects

MacGregor Park

Jeff Mader has worked with Washington Township Parks, starting with MacGregor Park, since 2006. The first planning and design effort for the park, while Jeff was employed at a previous firm, developed 1.8 miles of trails, picnic area, a parking lot, restroom facility, rain garden and formal walks, for the 40 acre doughnut shaped property utilizing all permeable pavement and numerous sustainable design features. The Department then hired Mader Design to complete their 5 Year Master Plan, conduct preliminary planning on acquired...

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City Center Park

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Parks

City Center Park

In an effort to revitalize the downtown area, the first step by the City of Greenwood was to develop a new universally accessible park at the site of their recently demolished City Pool. The City had a preliminary concept together with a list of amenities that they wanted to see in their new park. Working closely with the City’s park, engineering and planning departments, Mader Design developed the detailed design and construction documentation coordinating with the City’s selected amenity providers, and products, together...

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Garfield Park Branch Library

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Parks, Projects

Garfield Park Branch Library

  The Indianapolis Public Library developed a concept for their ‘Green Library in the Park’ for their Shelby Branch Library abutting Garfield Park. With a list of ideas, they enlisted Mader Design to lead them through a Master Planning and Design process to see the project to fruition. Working with Library Staff, the planning and design process was a fast paced, free flowing exchange, as Mader Design harnessed the ideas, priorities, and funding capabilities of the Library and its Foundation to create a vision for an...

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Beckenholdt Park

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Parks, Projects

Beckenholdt Park

  Mader Design was enlisted by the Greenfield Park Department in the fall of 2009 to update a park master plan for Beckenholdt Park anticipating the donation of 30 additional acres to the existing park. The resulting master plan focused on family, education, and environment and resulted in a phased plan with graphics and imagery to build support from the Park Board, Mayor, and the Community. The plan was key in obtaining a Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant through IDNR. With Grant and TIF Funding in place Mader...

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Juan Solomon Park

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Parks, Projects

Juan Solomon Park

  Juan Solomon Park on the northwest side of Indianapolis was recently redeveloped as part of a broader infrastructure project for the city. Jeff’s work included concept design through construction documents as he worked with in-house architects, the civil engineers leading the broader infrastructure project, DPW and Indy Parks. The park features a new playground, relocated picnic shelter, and numerous site improvements, including many sustainable features. Jeff was involved in the design of the green roof on the building,...

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Strawtown Koteewi Park

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Parks, Projects

Strawtown Koteewi Park

  Jeff Mader served as the lead Landscape Architect for the Master Plan and Phase 1 implementing Strawtown Koteewi Park. The property is a 750 acre park in northeastern Hamilton County bordering over 3.2 miles of the White River and containing over 100 acres of pristine wetlands and a rich history of occupation dating back over 10,000 years. Archaeological field studies show over 1.5 significant archaeology sites existed per acre over the entire park. While at Schmidt Associates, Jeff led a team of architects,...

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