Woods Park Master Plan and Tennis Center Improvements

Woods Park Master Plan and Tennis Center Improvements

We have a long history of design at Woods Park, beginning with the park’s earliest master plans in the 1960s, and continuing with various parks improvements, master plan updates, and – most recently – a new indoor tennis center.

The most recent master plan for the 48-acre park involved extensive neighborhood input. We outlined a vision for multi-purpose play fields for football, soccer and softball, as well as open play space and a new sprayground, shelter, bike paths and playground. The master plan clarified pedestrian circulation and outlined ways to improve access from the adjacent neighborhoods into the park.

We then made significant improvements to make the park a more well-rounded recreational site for all ages. This included replacing the existing tennis clubhouse to create improved access to the indoor courts and visual control of the exterior courts. A plaza connects the tennis center to the new “sprayground,” an interactive water play area. We also designed new landscaping that showcases a “Water Fight” sculpture and melds the new features with the existing structures.

We also recently completed tennis center improvements. We replaced the two existing and outdated bubbles with a permanent steel beam, insulated structure featuring improved lighting as well as high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. Housed inside of this structure are six new indoor courts and indoor viewing spaces. Three additional outdoor courts will be added for a total of 18 lighted courts (6 indoor and 12 outdoor).

The new facility is fully accessible to accommodate a wide range of players and abilities, which includes ADA handicapped accessibility to accommodate a growing population of wheelchair players. The facility is designed to attract and host Special Olympics, and regional and national tournaments, which will benefit the economy of Lincoln for years to come.