Works / Parks – Community Wes Bennett Park / Salem, Oregon

Wes Bennett Park
wesbennett2GreenWorks developed concept design and construction documents for this 4.4 acre neighborhood park. Located adjacent to Pringle School, the park will be a shared facility for the school and the surrounding community. Because of its dual nature, it was important that the park help to define identity for the neighborhood as well as reflect the playful nature of the school setting. We accomplished this with a unique walk and node system that defines use areas and provides interest to users, as well as providing for a diverse program of activities for all age groups. Amenities in the park include play equipment for preschool and grade school children, picnic areas, nature trails, a loop walk, half-court basketball, open lawn area, and a central rock garden and mound which is a focus feature of the park.