Lone Elm Park Phase Two Implementation

  • Client

    City of Olathe

  • Project Title

    Lone Elm Park Phase 2 Improvements

  • Location

    Olathe, KS

  • Size

    Approximately 2,000 sq. ft.

Particular attention was given to the park's proximity to the Missouri River and the importance of stormwater management

Project Scale

  • Object

  • Site

  • Community

  • System

  • Region

Temporality

    Project Type

    • Sports
    • Parks and Open Space
    • Placemaking and Branding

    Lone Elm Park, a 155-acre community park, has national historical significance as a rendezvous point for travelers on the California, Santa Fe and Oregon Trails in the mid-1800s. The park preserves and highlights the area’s history with natural and historical interpretive areas. Phase 1 park development included a soccer complex, a softball complex, and other recreational space including the historic Rendezvous area and large shelter.

    The existing Rendezvous area shelter serves as the main inspiration for new architectural design features. Heavy timber structure, ashlar stone perimeter walls and fireplace, and a shingle-clad, gable roof make up primary elements of the Rendezvous Shelter that will be implemented in the new structures’ design.
    Pre-manufactured buildings with custom architectural features were utilized for all new structures.