Blackberry Farm

Aurora, Illinois

JRA, in cooperation with Upland Design completed an overall master plan, outlining a series of enhancements for the popular Blackberry Farm family park in Aurora, Illinois. Located just outside of Chicago, Blackberry Farm is a living history museum set upon 54 scenic acres containing a lake, several ponds and a meandering stream.

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Phase I of the master plan includes infrastructure upgrades to the park’s concession areas, events plaza and picnic area, as well a new adventure play area and boat dock for pedal and fishing boats.

Future phases may include additional interactive play areas, a climbing wall, self-powered train cars and a small water tower themed to represent a structure from early pioneer days.