Errol Heights Park is a 16-acre site with spring-fed ponds, beaver dams and steep, wooded terrain. The park’s uplands interface with surrounding residential properties—a unique locale where nature and discovery are part of people’s daily lives. Derived from a public process with focus groups and community members, Mayer/Reed’s park design utilizes dual approaches, with activity and nature-focused zones. The lower section preserves habitat in forested and riparian conservation zones. Low-impact trails, small bridges and pond overlooks weave into the forest. An outdoor classroom serves as a gathering point for school field trips.
On the upper plateau, gathering areas, play opportunities, a skate spot, picnic facilities, restrooms and community gardens provide spaces for neighborhood activity. Inclusive play spaces are surrounded with abundant seating to invites neighbors to causally gather. Play equipment is geared toward imagination and large motor skill development providing a broad range of physical challenges. An adjacent trailhead invites exploration via a series of weathering steel switchback ramps and landings that float above a steep vegetated slope, creating an accessible nature hike down to the ponds.