New Brunswick, New Jersey
Feaster Park Improvements
Community Enhancements through Landscape Architecture
Matrix was responsible for the design and development of Feaster Park in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The park acts as a recreational destination for many residents of New Brunswick. The design incorporates both a school playground and community spaces which are comprised of two school playgrounds with play structures for ages 3-6 years old and 6-15 years old, an outdoor classroom, two permeable basketball courts with courtside seating, a spray park with three custom spray features, public restroom, terraced spaces with seating, community garden planters, and a community gathering space designed around future program events. The landscape material was selected to celebrate native plants around the region to be used for outdoor education. The design also includes the use of crosswalk bump-outs that extend into the street to provide traffic calming for a safer pedestrian experience.
Community outreach was a vital component in the design and development of this park. The community meetings include the distribution of questionnaires which helped Matrix gather information on the needs of the nearby residents and the desired components and features to incorporate into the design.
- Landscape Architecture
- Boundary & Topographic Survey
- Site/Civil Engineering
- Construction Administration