Location: Seattle, WA
Owner: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Through a series of design charrettes, Osborn Consulting, Inc. (OCI) team members worked with Through a series of design charrettes, OCI landscape architects worked with community stakeholders and the Seattle Parks & Recreation Department to create a variety of community spaces within the small urban park. The Cottage Grove Park was made possible by combining an old road end (which was left over from the original Olmsted Plan) with properties acquired from seven demolished houses. Key features of the park are low-impact design elements and rain gardens that infiltrate and clean stormwater onsite. The design emphasizes simple forms, active and passive recreation, and robust detailing for ease of maintenance and to ensure long term durability.