The Lions Park Shade Pavilions address the need for places of refuge throughout the park for the casual park user. While the park has inherited a beautiful shaded forest, the rest of the 40-acre park can become unbearable in the heat of summer in West Alabama. This project aims to extend the shade past the forest along different areas of the walking trail, creating opportunities for rest, relaxation, and gathering. These newly defined areas provide greater amenities for recreation and leisure in Lions Park.
Idea The shading structures coincide with recently planted trees in the park to create a layered canopy that changes over time and throughout the seasons. The structures also allow precise shading at certain times of the day and year, offering a unique experience with every park visit. This system provides direct views to the sky, while users still enjoy the shade underneath.