Leon Corlew Park
- City of Edwardsville, Illinois
Leon Corlew Park was built upon a campaign implemented by the City of Edwardsville to bring new play opportunities to residents. The 3-acre park includes a fully accessible splash pad with water play features that rain, pour, and spray. Other amenities include a dry playground, butterfly garden, pavilions, concessions, restroom facilities and a trail.
Oates Associates provided civil engineering services for the development. The park is located at the intersection of Schwartz Street and Illinois Route 159. Over 1,000 feet of new roadway was constructed to allow access from Illinois Route 159 and Linden Street. A 40-space parking lot sits within the park with overflow designed within the adjacent Public Safety Facility. Work also included the design of two bioswales and a cul-de-sac at Linden Street for improved access.