The City of Boynton Beach Recreation & Parks Department is one of a handful of cities embracing the concept of surpassing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines in the park environment. The Congress Avenue Community Park, with its “boundless” play areas and barrier free design explores the full reach of what this concept can become. At this park, all people can experience the park, and children regardless of ability, will be able to do more than simply access a playground – they will be able to interact with one another – and play side-by-side with their peers. As part of the project team led by Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Stephen Boruff, AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. developed an architectural vocabulary that both complements the park concepts and facilitates the provision of updated and functional structures.
The Restroom Pavilion in particular is a re-interpretation of architecture as it relates to Florida’s natural environment, responding the “Swamp” and “Fishing Camp” concepts of the park play areas.
The park will provide barrier free access to multiple play areas, including a wet play area, play structures, picnic shelters, all with themes and artistic elements that embrace nature. “Preserving what’s special in Boynton. It starts in parks.”
Boynton Beach, Florida
City of Boynton Beach
24 acres with multiple park environments, restrooms, pavilions and picnic shelters