Community Activity Complex

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A park design to advance the wellness of the 450 children and youth served by a faith-based community center in East St. Louis

The Community Activity Complex was designed as an oasis from violence for the youth of East St. Louis. In keeping with the Center’s mission to prepare youth physically for a successful future, the Complex envisioned “A Place to Grow”–a park offering children a different vision of outdoor space than the panorama that framed their environment.

Incorporating a band shelter for events, community gardens, a farmer’s market, and venues for recreation and play, the park is designed to enhance the health of children as well as residents of the surrounding community.

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Christian Activity Center


East St. Louis, IL


22 AC


  • Landscape Architecture
  • Planning + Urban Design


ASLA St. Louis – Merit Award in Planning, Research, and Communications