Blackburn and Indian Mound Park received the 2012 Park Facility Award from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA). During the design process POD Design led several neighborhood association meetings. This allowed POD to discuss the preliminary ideas for both parks to the public and get feedback. Coordination was also done with staff and patrons of each recreation center. During the construction process, POD Design and City of Columbus informed the public of opening day festivities and had weekly construction meetings in order to meet that time frame. Mayor Michael Coleman dedicated both projects with the local news and community members present.