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Sandpoint, ID Parks and Recreation Master Plan – Case Study | Bernardo Wills Architects

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The City of Sandpoint, Idaho was recently designated by the U.S. Census as the 7th fastest-growing micropolitan area in the United States. As the City of Sandpoint has grown, so has its need to serve the population through parks and recreation services. Bernardo Wills Architects, Greenplay, and Welch Comer Engineers were selected to perform a 20-year Master Plan that provided an inclusive framework for planning, acquisition, development, and administration of the parks and recreation resources, programs, and City of Sandpoint facilities.
Hear from our team on the challenges and creative solutions presented in the Master Plan, as well as the first project implemented from the plan, the War Memorial Field improvements and re-design.

The Festival at Sandpoint at War Memorial

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The Festival at Sandpoint returns this year with an amazing lineup and a new field. During the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, artificial turf was considered to ensure safety for athletes and a longer season of play. However, we had to ensure that the Festival at Sandpoint could still utilize the field for their needs. As the Bernardo Wills Architects landscape architecture team designed the War Memorial Field improvements, a special anchor system was placed under the turf to support the iconic festival tent. Additionally, designers planned for the increased pedestrian traffic and semi-truck access. Check out these photos from set up last week. The best part is that when the Festival ends, kids and teams will be able to practice the very next day with little disruption.