Community Suggestions for Sprinker Artwork Themes
The goal is to create a welcoming space that invites the public to utilize the equipment and contributes to the overall welcoming atmosphere of the park while reflecting the local community. Inclusion and reflection of the surrounding community are key priorities for this project. Works are encouraged to use one of the themes below.
Click on a theme to see community suggested examples for each theme.
Please note that community suggestions will be a priority for selecting artwork.
- Mt Rainier has always been a main natural focal point and interest. A challenge of sorts in our background, inviting us to climb higher.
- Landscape like mountain Rainer, trees etc. combined with people health wellness fitness activities.
- Regional recognition theme
- Military, pioneers, diversity, Nisqually prairie, oak trees
- Natural resources, water connecting through communities to Puget Sound
- Harmonious cultural diversity
- Sense of belonging
- Diversity, multi-generational, historic
- neighborliness/ Showing gratitude to neighbors
- Incorporating Bresemann Forest and Spanaway Lake to the design would tie all 3 spots together really well.
- The natural nature plants of the lands are very Parkland/Spanaway. The oak trees, ferns, gray squirrels, and camas flowers are fun to kids and so missing in our concrete jungle!
- Flora fauna and weather.
- Tacoma Narrows bridge
- Sense of belonging
- native animals and native plants
- Native Americans - salmon fishing in Clover Creek
- Hudson Bay Co./Puget Sound Agricultural Co. - sheep grazing"
- Indigenous local art
- I believe Parkland had many Norwegian settlers. Many only spoke and read Norwegian. Parkland/Spanaway also had a cable car which isn’t really noted anywhere in our outward facing visuals. Please [have] your design work reflect some history so it doesn’t look like you could move the designs somewhere else and it would make just as much sense. If you could just move it, what was created doesn’t reflect Parkland/Spanaway. For example, artistic swirls or geometric designs or colors are just art, not history.
- Native history and use of camas, the Latinx community, Scandinavian heritage at PLU, military community.
- Mother Nature and history about the neighborhood
- Multiculturalism. I would like to see many of the ethnic groups (including Native Americans) represented and celebrated in this art. I would suggest illustrations of them doing their traditional dances in their traditional clothes.
- Historical stories & community.
- The original Parkland Prairie - "Park scenery to perfection ... an idea of art ... grasslands, clumps, lakes, wood and Mt. camas Rainier in the background"
- History, culture and natural resources
- It would be cool to see scenes and artwork by people of disability. So paraplegic quadriplegic alternative art stuff. That you don't normally see going up something that makes it stand out.
- Natural beauty, nature scenes
- Hope, courage, technology
- Education and schools have been a long-standing Parkland trademark for the past century.
- Mt. Rainier and the forest.
- Backyard play
- Culturally sensitive, safe place
- All ages
- blooming nature
- Water Sports
- Liberty, Freedom, Patriotism
- Diversity, Prosperity, Love