Part of Bridgeland’s masterful design is to incorporate creative, artful spaces inviting residents to interact with their surroundings and engage with nature.
One way we are reminded of this is on the sectional signage within both villages. In Lakeland Village, a heron icon accompanies the section name. Once you cross Bridgeland Creek Parkway and enter Parkland Village, the icon changes to a dragonfly.
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It made sense to conceptualize a larger-than-life-sized dragonfly for the centerpiece of the children’s park, aptly named Dragonfly Park, which is located in front of the Parkland Activity Center. Construction of the centerpiece is now underway.
This custom built, one-of-a-kind structure was made for aspiring climbers. From the tip of its dipping tail to the top of its body, children can let their imaginations take them to new heights.
Wooden posts emulating cattails are integrated so that the dragonfly appears to be nestled in its natural environment. Rope climbers will be added to simulate reeds and bulrushes, fully integrating the structure in a play-like habitat.
Children will delight to find the oversized insect is as colorful as the real thing. Its components are also similar to real dragonflies as the structure will have four wings. A colorful pallet of pastel will cover the body or thorax and two hindwings, while the monkey bars will create a pattern within the forewings.