John Saunders Memorial Park

Valdosta, Georgia

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Playground

IPG worked with the City of Valdosta to completely redesign an existing city park to include upgrades, new amenities, and handicapped accessibility. Saunders Memorial Park is an ideal space for large gatherings as it houses 6 covered picnic shelters that are available for rent. The largest one holds up to 150 people. Every shelter features electricity and a designated grill. A paved walking nature trail leads from the shelters through a beautiful shaded wooded area. The park also includes two regulation-sized outdoor basketball courts, a splash pad, a playground, and an amphitheater complete with electricity and stage lights that can seat hundreds of people.


MLK Memorial Park

Valdosta, Georgia

The Obelisk
The Obelisk
The Obelisk and Plaque
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IPG worked with the City of Valdosta to design this park which is a commemorative tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The park includes green space, informational monuments, a fountain, Georgia flora, sidewalks, benches, and parking. The main attraction is the 40 foot tall granite obelisk in King's honor. The park is part of a revitalization project on an eight block corridor stretching from Fry Street to Oak Street.


"Tifton Main Street Gateway"

Tifton, Georgia

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Interior Rendering
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In conjunction with the City of Tifton Main Street Program, IPG designed this infill element with detailing complimentary to adjacent historical buildings. The Gateway serves as a continuation of the street façade; a pocket park in the heart of downtown; & an accessible connection between off-street parking and Main Street via a serpentine walkway through the property. The Tifton Main Street Gateway has become a rally point along the streetscape, hosting special events including, parties, music artists, and exhibits.


Student Recreation Center

Valdosta State University | Valdosta, Georgia

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Swimming Pool
Basketball Court

The objective of the Student Recreation Center is to promote fitness and wellness activities by providing access to safe, quality facilities, equipment, and programs. This facility serves the Department of Campus Recreation's mission and objectives by providing the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Valdosta State University with a state-of-the-art recreation facility which offers a broad range of recreational activities. In keeping with the Spanish Mission motif prevalent on the campus, the IPG team designed the new Student Recreation Center with Spanish Mission architecture. Entry into the facility is through a lobby and lounge area that visually relates to all major features of the building and provides a secure control desk which allows card access to students and visitors.


Boy & Girls Club

Valdosta, Georgia

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Computer Room

The Boys and Girls Club campus improvements occurred over the course of several phases. The first phase featured the construction of a new 23,000 SF Administrative/Classroom Unit which included offices, a cafeteria, classrooms, a multi-purpose room, and game rooms. This building serves as the anchor for the activities and services that the Boys and Girls Club provides to the youths of the community. The second phase featured a new 8,200 SF gymnasium to replace the old gymnasium which had become unsuitable for use. The new gymnasium will provide an indoor space for the Boys and Girls Club athletics program for many years to come. The third phase of the project featured an extensive renovation of the Teen Center, one of the original buildings on the campus. Updates to this 9,300 SF structure included modernization of the restrooms, the creation of an activities space and a study lounge space, as well as classrooms and a recording studio for area teens to utilize. Finally, the site itself was given an update with a new pool area (including a zero-depth entry kids’ pool as well as a lap pool for swimming instruction), a re-graded football field with a new press box and bleachers, and a new parking lot.


Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center

Valdosta, Georgia

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Tennis Courts
Tennis Courts
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Tennis Courts

McKey Park is in the middle of Valdosta and is home to the hugely popular Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center. The tennis center features 12 tennis courts that are used for lessons, clinics, and general tennis recreation. In addition to tennis, McKey Park features a sand volleyball court and two large playgrounds. A creek runs between the playground areas, with the two sides connected by a wooden bridge. Two large pavilions are also available that can accommodate 60 people each.