W 87th St & S Western Ave Chicago, IL 60620
Forest Preserve of Cook County
Parks & Playgrounds
Terra Engineering, Advance Consulting Group, David Mason and Associates
Working with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, site led the 2013 Master Plan and 2017 Update for Dan Ryan Woods, a 257-acre preserve in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood that is known for its popular sledding hill and numerous recreation fields. Master plan recommendations included trails, signage and wayfinding, native planting, art installations, outdoor education opportunities, improved recreation, and a new kid-centric development featuring a custom nature play garden and treehouse. The first phase of improvements were built in 2016 and the nature play garden and treehouse was completed in 2019.