Tilton Park

Tilton and Cool Springs Parks

West Side Grows Together (WSG) is a community non-profit based in Wilmington, Delaware who’s mission is dedicated to improving the public spaces in the West Side neighborhood. In 2017, WSG engaged Ground Reconsidered to review, asses, and design improvements for Tilton Park and Cool Springs Park. Both parks are beloved by the diverse communities that use them and have unique challenges to resolve. To address these challenges, we developed a series of public events to present design options and to collect data from the park users. We presented at multiple meetings with options for what each park could be and listened to their feedback. Each spring, West Side Grows hosts an Easter Egg hunt which is routinely well attended. To collect data from those who may not be able to attend an evening public meeting, we presented three design options and took notes from the public at the Saturday event. In efforts to capture the input of the park’s youngest users, we created an interactive board game which allowed them to design their dream park with play equipment, a sprayground, space for community events, an amphitheater, and performance areas. The conceptual designs were completed in Summer 2018.

  • West Side Grows Together
  • Wilmington, DE
West Side Grows Together: Public Meeting
West Side Grows Together: Cool Springs Park Perspective Rendering
West Side Grows Together: Easter Event Public Meeting
West Side Grows Together: Tilton Park Perspective Rendering