May Nissen Playground

ClientLivermore Area Recreation and Park District
LocationLivermore, CA
DisciplinesCivil Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture

May Nissen Playground is a 1.88-acre playground in Livermore, CA adjacent to a local library and aquatic facility. This 100% socially inclusive play space features areas for outdoor reading, theatrical or dramatic play, and creative play to complement the library operations, along with multiple play areas, outdoor exercise equipment, and a new restroom facility. Theming draws inspiration from classic fairy tales, from the fairy tale custom playground to the Jack-and-the-Beanstalk path with oversized leaf-shaped art, social spaces, pavement treatments, and large overhead flower shade structures. The community helped champion this project and was heavily involved in the design.