Works / Parks – State/Federal Wilson Park West End Capitol Grounds / Salem, Oregon

Capitol_MallGreenWorks, PC worked with the Oregon State Department of Administrative Services, the State Historic Preservation Office, the City of Salem Forestry Division and the Capitol Mall Planning Commission to redevelop Wilson Park, the west end of the State Capital grounds. Design alternatives were explored that created a pattern of geometry in the walkways and public access from surrounding streets that reflected the historic character of the original Capitol grounds while increasing visibility and public safety. Particular attention was paid to historic fountains located within the park, volunteer maintenance groups taking care of portions of the park, appropriate plantings, view corridors, and sustainable approaches to construction.