Decatur First United Methodist Church
Decatur First Preschool Outdoor Playground
As the Church is situated in the heart of Downtown Decatur, the new playground is not only seen as an amenity for church members, but also as an opportunity to provide a playscape that invites the community onto the Church grounds.
While the Church was in need of a playground to complete its Pre-K requirements, the main criteria for this specific space was to preserve the existing trees, which are an important feature of the identity of the Church. This meant detailed coordination with the City of Decatur, the project arborist, the contractor and the playground manufacturer, as well as careful selection and placement of equipment that would blend into the setting and create minimal impact to these long-established trees.