Fred & Jami Pryor Serenity Garden Gate

Entry Gate


“Love, family, strength, peace, hope, courage & joy.”

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City have three buildings available for families in need.  Between the buildings, a vest pocket park was created to provide a quiet place for children and their families to go to get outdoors.

The Charity partnered with Vireo to develop concepts for this Serenity Garden to develop a place that will become the heart of the campus.  Working as a team, the Charity and Vireo’s design team envisioned a garden that would bring:  hope, comfort, renewal, & nature to families with sick children.

While staying at Ronald McDonald Houses, families can utilize the Serenity Garden as they begin their journey.  Featuring a series of spaces designed to express the themes of:  “Love, family, strength, peace, hope, courage & joy.”

It is these words that line the interior form of the aluminum gate SSM was honored to produce for the garden.  The “Moon Gate” feature was designed by Hufft, and it frames the entry way into the park.

Creating an inner structure for strength, SSM laser cut & rolled aluminum plate to clad the shape of the gateway to Serenity Garden.