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  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park
  • Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park Ella Fitzgerald Park

Ella Fitzgerald Park

Client: City of Detroit
Collaboration: Spackman Mossop Michaels
Completion Date: 2018
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Construction Budget: $100,000 – $250,000

The playground in Ella Fitzgerald Park in Detroit is part of a larger revitalization plan for the Fitzgerald neighborhood. The playground includes a single-level heptagonal tower with a 6′ stainless steel slide. The staining on the tower subtly reflects piano keys and the seven sides reference the seven notes of a musical scale, a reflection on Ella Fitzgerald’s music and legacy. The tower is accessed by a post and rope climber and rope net from ground level. A large log jam scramble with a net is an exciting and challenging feature for older children.