The Epic Playgrand Adventures
Grand Prairie, Texas
Award of Merit
OWNER: City of Grand Prairie
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: TBG Partners
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Halff Associates Inc.
SUBCONTRACTORS: AALC; Cambridge Fence Services; Comet Signs; New Earthlok; ForeverLawn West Texas; GreyHawk Services; Johnston Products of Dallas; Kompan; Maverick Utility Construction; Dave Riddle Electric Co.; RPMx Construction; Site Source; Sizelove Construction Co.; Sunbelt Waterproofing and Restoration; Shade Structures; Whirlix Design
Located on eight acres, this colorful playground offers areas for climbing, swinging and spinning as well as spaces for more tranquil endeavors.
The $6.6-million project includes a stone amphitheater, artificial turf, shade structures above the equipment, canopies, retaining walls, masonry walls and columns, and exterior site lighting.
Photo by Wade Griffith
Establishing correct grades for the drainage system under the surfacing and artificial turf was a challenge. Another was sequencing playground equipment installation with the installer and concrete contractor.
The Epic was completed in October 2020 and greeted with great community response. After being closed temporarily because of the pandemic, the facility has since reopened.