Inyan Ceyaka Otonwe


Inyan Ceyaka Otonwe (ICO) Park is a four acre neighborhood park that is nestled in a new subdivision of homes within the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The park is designed to create a safe and natural environment for children and families to play, excercise, and relax within close proximity to their homes.
Damon Farber collaborated with the SMSC Land Group to define and investigate the significant cultural, ecological, and social factors for the design of the new park. The team prepared multiple iterations to maximize the budget while protecting the existing conditions of a culturally significant site. Inyan Ceyaka Otonwe, which references “The Village of Barrier of Stone,” inspired the team to repurpose the boulders that were found on site for space making, play features, and wayfinding. The park has a large modern playground with resilient surfacing, contemporary playground equipment, rain gardens, and a stream bed. The design integrates a large nature based play area on the vegetated knoll. The nature play area consists of timber play features, a stream bed, and an exercise trail.

Inyan Ceyaka Otonwe

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Client & Collaborators

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

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