Plans have been unveiled for Longwing Landing – the newest village park to be built in Bridgeland. Longwing Landing will be the centerpiece of Prairieland Village, the Bridgeland community’s newest addition, located just west of Grand Parkway. The new amenity center and village park will join other world-class amenities found throughout the award-winning community.
Longwing Landing promises to provide exceptional, one-of-a-kind elements to encourage residents to embrace their natural surroundings by lingering longer outside. Inspiration for the design of Prairieland Village was inspired by the butterfly and the bounty of color it brings to the environment. Prairieland residents will be emersed in a pallet of color, through abundant landscaping and art while enjoying a list of amenities that embrace the concept of being painted by nature.
“The parks at Bridgeland are not only places to gather and enjoy outdoor, physical activity, but they are also a part of the distinct identity that make our communities special,” said Heath Melton, President of the Phoenix Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Longwing Landing will be part of an established tradition of unique design that features exciting active and passive recreational spaces and provides community gathering places for residents to enjoy.”
With unique recreational opportunities, Longwing Landing will encourage community engagement. Occupying 4.5-acres, Longwing Landing park will be located adjacent to a 40-acre lake, in the heart of Prairieland Village. The complex will be comprised of indoor spaces with an event hall for entertainment, accommodating 150 guests; and flex-use rooms for additional classes and activities. Outside, gathering spaces include a picnic area and event lawn for yoga and more; water features and walking paths that connect residents from Prairieland to the rest of the community via miles of pedestrian-friendly, bikeable pathways.
The theme of Prairieland sits in full view at the center of Longwing Landing with a kids’ pool area in the shape of a butterfly that will include fountains and spray features. The pool will also include a lounge area for parents offering the opportunity to monitor or engage with little ones that frolic in the water. Additionally, there will be a relaxation pool that can be used for lap swimming and other fitness opportunities.
Part of the life cycle of every butterfly is the caterpillar, and just next to the leisure pool, children will find one emerging from the playground’s surface. The pathway up its spine will give kids access to the embankment slide at the taller end. Several climbing structures of different challenge levels are integrated along its body. Fun graphics, tons of color and additional playground elements will keep the attention of active players all day long.
Line, color, shape and texture are all artfully incorporated into the design of Longwing Landing. Evident in the roofline, arrangement of windows, and patterned walkways to the colorful fencing panels that will be placed throughout the complex. An art wall displaying a kaleidoscope of butterflies and the names of the first 100 families that will call Prairieland home will also add a colorful backdrop to the new amenity. Overlooking the lake, a rotating butterfly sculpture made from iridescent acrylic will be lit at night, adding a playful expression to the outdoor space.
As with every other element incorporated into Bridgeland’s masterful design, the commitment to environmentally sustainable design continues in Prairieland Village. When the vision comes to life, residents will enjoy a visually appealing park that also encourages a healthy and active lifestyle, something vitally important to The Howard Hughes Corporation. Construction of the pool house and activity center is estimated to begin this November. The project is scheduled for completion early 2024.