Hopscotch - CODAworx


Submitted by Kati Toivanen

Client: Commissioned by the Municipal Art Commission and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Art in the Loop Foundation and Presented as part of the 2016 Art in the Park

Location: Kansas City, MO, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $5,000

Project Team

Art in the Loop

Ann Holliday

Downtown Council


Jessica Borusky

Art in the Loop


This site-specific public art installation provides visitors to the Ilus Davis Park an opportunity to reflect on the role of parks in childhood. A larger-than-life rendition of the game grid filled with photographic imagery merges into the sidewalk surface and invites audience interaction and engagement. Familiar toys and even a spilled ice cream cone will appear on the park floor. Visible from the north facing windows of City Hall, the installation aims to provide moments of surprise, playful delight, and conversation in a primarily professional business environment.


Art in the Loop seeks to contribute to the visual identity of Downtown Kansas City while creating new opportunities for local artists to grow their practices and expand their audiences. We also seek to offer Downtown residents, workers and visitors the opportunity to interact with new art of excellence presented in the public realm.