Kimmel Bogrette worked with Forks Township to design a new community park that focuses primarily on passive recreation and environmental education and will serve as a learning tool for residents of all ages and abilities. To date, Township-owned lands have been geared toward active recreation (sports) opportunities, and the Township lacked a “park” in the more traditional sense. The cleared agricultural land will be restored to include native grasses, wild flower meadows, and native tree plantings. The park’s educational and passive recreation components feature a two-acre pond that will also serve to control stormwater, wetlands with a boardwalk trail, boulder field, grass maze, picnic groves, and two miles of trails running through the site. The park will also include a large open-air community market for hosting events, a community-sustained agriculture farm, as well as ball fields and athletic courts. The Township’s new Public Works facility, which Kimmel Bogrette also designed, was envisioned to be a “good neighbor” to the Park. By building the facility into the hillside and covering it with a vegetative roof, the building appears to be just another natural land feature within the park. Green is good.