Sean’s Park Phase I

6050 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV

Located at Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus, Sean’s Park is the first of its kind, hands-on learning and recreational project for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. The park is named after Sean Morrissey, an artist with intellectual disabilities.

Recreation

Project Description

The park encourages conceptual learning, personal awareness, physical activity, and social learning. It features a “liberty swing,” to which a wheelchair can be secured, letting its occupant feel for the first time an experience that most people take for granted. The two-acre park also features learning and activity venues such as a “live” public street crosswalk to promote pedestrian safety; a walking/exercise path for mobility equipment training, balancing practice, and walking skills; and a music and art venue.

The park also features an 18-hole putt-putt golf course, a great deal of playground and shade structure equipment, a shuffleboard court, a full-size outdoor bowling lane, a restroom building, a storage building with a fenced storage yard, and an arts and crafts area that has two, eight-foot CMU display walls with embedded glass. There is also a garden area and a gazebo and picnic tables for events.

The park is surrounded by an eight-foot CMU wall with a two-foot wrought iron fence on top. The main entry gate has space to mount artwork. Our scope of work included site grading, utilities including water and sewer plus four drinking fountains and 13 misting stations, landscaping, and paver installation.

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Southern Nevada community with severe intellectual and related disabilities to help them become the very best they can be.

Location

6050 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV

Square Footage

1,823

Method

Design-Build Stipulated Sum

Owner

Opportunity Village

Architect

(Site) Southwick Landscape Architects; (Building) JMA Architecture Studios