In traditional communities, amenities like pools and gyms are heavily desired for the residential experience. LandDesign’s team has worked on many projects providing this specific kind of amenity experience, however, they saw a different opportunity with Painted Prairie. The City of Aurora prides itself on its natural landscapes that are beautiful at every turn. LandDesign wanted to capture that essence in the planning process and make it a central theme. Instead of rebuilding the surrounding environment to fit the design, our designers used the landscape as a canvas to enhance the existing art of the land.
Our team designed several interconnected trails that weave in and out of the neighborhood, designating places of active and passive engagement to give a range of recreation options for residents. A linear park spans almost a half-mile from east to west, surrounded by lawn spaces and play zones to encourage constant engagement with nature at every step. Staying true to the region, our designers utilized native plants for the community’s flower beds and planters to unite the landscape with the surrounding City of Aurora, providing pollinator habitats for local bees, butterflies, and other species to call Painted Prairie home.