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Schwiebert Riverfront Park Fabrication Job

Crawford Division: Custom Architectural Products
Client: Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Rock Island, IL
Challenge: Provide tasteful lighting in urban family friendly park
Solution: Crawford provided a signature look for the park with accent lighting to make a safe, secure, and inviting environment along the riverfront - the components are recognized as a key part to the site's overall look and feel.

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Project Summary: 
Crawford Co. installed 15 column mounted lighting fixtures at the Quad Cities' newest riverfront icon: Schwiebert Riverfront Park. The fixtures mounted are located throughout the park, which overlooks the Mississippi River. The park is located on the former site of the Rock Island Armory.

The column-mounted lights feature a stainless steel frame with acrylite acrylic panels. In addition to the stage area, the lighting is located on piers, the pavilion area, and main entry.

The grand opening for the park took place during the Red, White, and Boom celebration July 3rd along the riverfront in Rock Island and Davenport.

"We are excited for the new riverfront park in Rock Island and for the opportunity to participate in this project," said Jim Maynard, vice president and project manager for Schwiebert Park. "This park will be an icon for years to come and the lighting plays a key role in the park."

The fabrication and design was performed by Crawford's team of specialty welding fabricators, led by Rich McKown and Al Ehrecke, in conjunction with Valley Construction, Gere-Dismer, and KJWW.

About Schwiebert Park:
This beautiful park, located in the heart of the Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District, is located on the riverfront between 17th & 20th Streets. The downtown park offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River, and includes an open-air stage, playground areas, interactive fountain, observation shelter, waterfront promenade, bike trail, and beautifully landscaped grounds. The park features digital playgrounds, the latest in playground equipment and the first installation in the Midwest. These playgrounds use technology to combine the excitement of digital gaming and the outdoor playground to get kids back outside and playing. The new playgrounds do not come with instructions; kids are encouraged to explore the system and discover all of its innovative features on their own or with their friends.

  

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