Works / Parks – Community Westmoreland Park Nature Based Play / Portland, Oregon

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Westmoreland_Nature_Play_Toolkit_CoverThe Westmoreland Nature-Based Play Area is a pilot project for Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R). GreenWorks collaborated with PP&R to replace an outdated playground with a nature-based play environment. GreenWorks focused on developing a context-sensitive design that would reference the specific characteristics of the site and its surrounding community. Extensive outreach was built into the design process. GreenWorks led a comprehensive public involvement and consensus building process that resulted in unique play elements, which were custom-made for this park, that celebrate the community’s vision. The design team included environmental artist, Adam Kuby. Adam not only helped envision individual artistic elements within the park as play features, but also collaborated with the design team on the overall conceptual design of the playground that represents the restoration of the adjacent Crystal Springs.