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The sounds of wind and water complement this unique urban oasis. Restored creek and wetlands coexist with recycled and natural materials and integrated art. (KPFF Project)
First city block in Portland where sidewalks drain onto the site, not into streets and public storm drains.
Rainwater drains to a cleansing biotope and 5,300-sf pond with plantings and coarse sand, providing natural cleansing by filtering the water, mimicking a wetland.
Water flows to an underground cistern and is then treated with ultraviolet light before proceeding to manmade springs upslope. Water ultimately flows down park streams to irrigate the park, greatly reducing city water usage.
2006 ASLA Merit Award for Landscape ArchitecturalDesign