The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a state-of-the-art adventure park delivering unique year-round outdoor activities catering to all ages and experience levels. In addition to zip-lining, climbing and ropes course activities, the property features an outdoor performance stage, restaurant/bar, bonfire area, biking trails and pump track, kids’ zone, and meeting areas for group retreats.
Pivotal’s lighting design reflects the park’s dedication to preserving the landscape by using simple forms that blend into the surroundings and limiting freestanding lighting locations as much as possible. Low illumination levels were specifically requested to maintain a natural park setting within the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area.
Standard industrial luminaires in creative mounting configurations illuminate rough quarried stone surfaces, guiding visitors to primary entry access points and providing accent illumination throughout the park. This approach is visually impactful, honors the quarry’s industrial history and gives aesthetic priority to natural surfaces over the light fixtures themselves.
Rising high above the trees, the ropes course towers are a trademark feature. Color-changing flood luminaires at the base of each structure transform the towers into vibrant landmarks visible throughout the property at night. Quad-chip RGBW luminaires with on-board control ensure smooth color mixing and color quality without the need for costly control wiring over long distances.