The Common Ground Park located in Mason, Ohio, will be a unique space for all members of the community to enjoy. The main goal of this project, as requested by the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation is for the park to be accessible to anyone and encourages children and adults of all capabilities to interact with each other. The environment of the playground is meant to be both interactive and educational, which makes the space unlike any other in the region. The park is also designed with ADA individuals in mind so that any person can participate in all aspects of play structures.
Throughout the design process, Bayer Becker worked closely with the Foundation Board and key stakeholders to provide creative and engaging design solutions for the park space. The Foundation Board also played a key role in collaborating on programming park space and providing information regarding planning, marketing and fundraiser events benefitting the Park Foundation.
The plan for the City, provided by Bayer Becker, was mainly focused on usability of the park and ability to travel around the space and utilize park structures. This included creating an environment that allowed for interaction of all users, whether sitting and watching or physically using the space. To further allow for easy access, Bayer Becker worked closely with furnishing manufacturers to design special structures for the park. Bayer Becker produced creative design solutions for the playground and surrounding uses and provided an overall master plan that suited the unique requests of the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation. This project is currently under construction.