City of Sanford

Kiwanis Family Park

Sanford, NC

In 2017, Benesch worked with the City of Sanford to develop a Comprehensive Park and Recreation Master Plan that identified the desires of community residents, including the need to make improvements to existing parks in the City. Kiwanis Family Park was identified as one of the existing parks that needed improvements, which included a splash pad, ADA compliant restrooms, picnic shelters, new inclusive playground, expanded parking areas and improved circulation and walking paths.

In order to best accommodate the needs of the City, Benesch’s master planning process included working with city and county-wide stakeholders to conduct several public workshops. Upon completion of the master plan, Benesch guided the city through the PARTF grant process and Kiwanis Family Park was awarded $350,000 from the State of North Carolina for the first phase of park renovations.

Project highlights

  • Splash pad feature and inclusive play equipment provides a new focal point and positive economic impact by attracting county-wide visitors
  • Existing greenway system extended to accommodate new park facilities
  • ADA Compliant new and renovated restroom facilities