Hudlin Park is located just south of Barnes Hospital and adjacent to the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Some of the amenities include a playground, a walking path, and seating area. It features contoured landscape with sloping hills lined with shade trees. Additional landscape surrounds the playground shielding it from the nearby highway noise and creating a colorful oasis.
Special consideration was addressed during the design to allow the adjacent CID students to use the playground. Deaf students with cochlear implants usually have to choose between hearing and playing on the plastic slides, where the same static that makes children’s hairs stand on end could damage fragile processors. The new playground includes metal slides and activities on the ground level for those with limited mobility.
* Project completed while working at a previous firm.
Parks & Outdoor Recreation
June 25, 2016