Pioneer Park, located in the Tualatin Hills and Recreation District (THPRD), embodies some unique natural features including approximately 7.5 acres of wetlands, stream corridors, and upland forest. This park is an amenity for the surrounding neighborhood. GreenWorks provided general park upgrades, recommendations for increases habitat value, and an approach to stewardship while creating a memorable and enjoyable recreation space.
The design challenge at Pioneer Park was how to balance ecological preservation and restoration with recreational uses. The park improvements respect the natural amenities on site including hundreds of mature native trees and a seasonally wet field. GreenWorks designed features that keep park users’ feet a little drier and less muddy as they walk through the park. We also provided upgraded play areas and ball courts. The design team followed City of Beaverton, Clean Water Services, Division of State Lands and Army Corps of Engineers guidelines for development in sensitive ecosystems.