Despite limited capacity (57 parking spaces), and amenities (a lone portable toilet, deteriorating picnic tables, inadequate trash receptacles, and no shade), the existing park was one of the most popular park destinations in the county. Demand for additional parking, permanent toilet facilities, upgraded picnic sites, and common sheltered areas formed the functional core of this project. Creating a renewed public place that welcomes, inspires, informs, and engages formed the aspirational core.
Our design incorporates double canopy roof forms that invoke the feeling of ascending in an airplane. The roof lines imagine the trajectory of flight with a simple structure that accents the powerful horizon, site topography, and open sky. The wood-clad sloping roof planes create a sense of openness, enclosure, warmth, and human-scale.
The renewed park doubles the parking capacity, including spaces for buses and food trucks. Permanent toilets and shelter structures share a central location on the expanded site. All features are barrier-free, including new picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles - custom designed and locally fabricated for this project.