Denver Housing Authority Quigg Newton PlaygroundS
Location: Denver, CO
Area: 12,500 SF
Denver Housing Authority’s Quigg Newton Homes in northwest Denver comprises 380 units of below market housing. Over several years, four primary children’s playgrounds deteriorated until fully removed. RNN Architects prepared construction and installation documents for replacement with current equipment provided by local manufacturer’s representatives. The design included both rubberized safety surfacing and engineered wood fiber surfacing according to the activity and intensity of use. The community includes a large percentage of families with younger children. The grounds and landscape are flat and developed with lawns and trees, providing large activity areas for running, roaming, and free play. The new playground equipment is intended to foster 3D activities and develop different motor skills than open areas provide. It is expected that the fitness sites for adults and play sites for children will foster a sense of community pride, create a place for casual socializing, and develop physical skills and exercise in each resident.