Reed's Crossing Greenway Park


Reed’s Crossing is a master planned community developed by Newland Communities. The community will be constructed over the next 15 years and will comprised of single and multi-family residential, commercial, mixed use and high-density residential development with associated roadways, utilities, stormwater facilities, trails and open space. Reed’s Crossing community is approximately 460 acres and it is part of the South Hillsboro Community Plan, Hillsboro, Oregon.

GreenWorks has been working collaboratively with Newland and project civil engineers to design the heart of the development— the 23-acre greenway. The greenway is comprised of approximately 12-acres of stormwater facilitates that will cleanse stormwater running off roads and rooftops of the new development. These stormwater treatment facilities will be seamlessly incorporated into the landscape and design of neighborhoods and civic spaces.

The greenway will link both the community internally and adjacent neighborhoods by the multimodal trail network traversing the site. The greenway will also support riparian habitat, passive and active recreation, and open space preservation. A variety of planting types are displayed throughout the greenway from wetland habitat to oak savannah and meadows.

Greenworks worked with Newland from concept through permitting and construction documentation. Throughout the process, Greenworks coordinated with nurseries to grow the 300,000 plugs that were planted in the stormwater facilities as well as all the shrubs and trees that will surround the stormwater facilities and the trails.

During construction, Newland Communities hired GreenWorks landscape construction manager full-time to oversee and coordinate the construction of the greenway, as well as the streetscape design.


Reed's Crossing Discovery Park


Greenworks has been working closely with Newland Communities on Reeds Crossing, a 460-acre community located in South Hillsboro. Greenworks has been tasked with designing the 23-acre Greenway which contains stormwater facilities, multi-use trails, plazas, and a nature education area. The nature education area, Discovery Park, is visioned to be part of STEM/STEAM programing for the Hillsboro Schools with education opportunities around the trail system comprised of stations for discovery and learning. Overall, Discovery Park is located centrally in Reed’s Crossing Gordon Creek Greenway.

There are stations throughout Discovery Park where children can learn about the functions and values of the stormwater facilities, wetlands and habitat.

The stations include:

·         Water Discovery –children can learn about the stormwater ponds throughout the greenway and the functions of wetlands within the park by interacting with the water that will flow into a rain garden.

·         Nurse Log Habitat - children can learn about forest species, including salamanders, and downed logs that create habitat for a diversity of species.

·         Climb and Find – this station is not only a nature play area but children can find sculpted animals in and around the log and learn about them through informational signage

·         Pollinator Habitat – children can learn about the benefits insects and birds in relation to flowering plants.  

·         Oak Savannah   - children can learn about the different ecosystems that surrounded the valley


There is also an outdoor classroom and a pavilion that offer gathering spaces for educators and parents to teach children within and among the habitat. Trails throughout the greenway and the neighborhood lead to Discovery Park. The park is also connected to a school (to be built in 2020) via a neighborhood.

Reed's Crossing Oak Grove Park

Greenworks has been working with Newland Communities on the 460-acre development Reed’s Crossing. Reed’s Crossing is comprised of public and private parks. One of the private parks is Oak Grove Park.

Oak Grove Park is a 0.5 acre park where an oak grove has been preserved, hence the name. The park was designed around these oaks where the contouring land slopes up from the trees to streets creating a special enclave for rest and relaxation as well as protecting the roots of the trees. This passive recreation park has with an open lawn, meadow and series of trails that connect the community.  This park celebrates the Oregon oak grove that is still standing on the Reed’s Crossing Property.


Work completed by Greenworks was conceptual design through construction documents and permitting with the City of Hillsboro. Oak Grove Park is being constructed today and will be complete by early spring 2019.

Reed’s Crossing Neighborhood Park


GreenWorks is currently working with Newland Communities and Hillsboro Park and Recreation on the 4-acre Neighborhood Park. This park is located south of the Greenway’s Discovery Zone Park and creates a link from the Greenway to a future elementary school.

GreenWorks has been task with creating a diverse program to enhance the park and give the community a unique user experience without overlapping program between the Greenway and the future school. Other important goals include safe pedestrian access to the park from the school and Greenway and incorporate the neighborhood trail that traverses the park.

This neighborhood park is an important connection between school and park, and residential and education. Program includes a circular path that circles the park and oak tree but also connects the park to the greater South Hillsboro community by neighborhood trail. The park supports all ages and abilities and includes a large play structure, nature play, bocce ball courts, a fire pit for relaxation, a skate pod and an contemplative flowering tree grove. In addition there is a central flexible lawn space that can host sports, games, and entertainment.

GreenWorks is working with an architect to design a restroom park pavilion that will be located at one of the main entrances.

Currently the project is embarking on a land use process and is proposed to start construction in mid 2020.


Reed's Crossing Dobbin Park


Greenworks has been working with Newland Communities on the 460-acre development Reed’s Crossing. Reed’s Crossing is comprised of public and private parks. One of the private parks is Dobbin Park and it is located south of the Greenway and a large wetland. The name, Dobbin, was derived from the last farmer that is still working portions of the land not currently being developed. This 0.5 acre park pays homage to Dobbin by incorporating a barn-like play structure for kids of all ages and abilities. Dobbin Park supports both active and passive recreation where people can recreate in the open lawn, take their dogs on stroll around the paths that circle the park or just relax under the shade of a preserved oak. Dobbin Park is an all ages park that has activities from little ones to grandparents and furry friends.

GreenWorks worked on concepts through permitting. This park is still under review for final permit. Construction is planned for early spring 2019.

Hermiston Festival Street

To stimulate economic activity downtown and enhance the public spaces in the Hermiston Urban Renewal District, the City of Hermiston identified development of a downtown festival street as a crucial factor in encouraging a more vibrant downtown.  The festival street, planned for the existing right-of-way along NE 2nd Street will allow flexibility for programmed events throughout the year and will open to traffic when not in use. Additionally, the need to create a gateway into the downtown has also been identified as an opportunity to create a safer intersection. These improvements will serve economic development goals and provide a sense of arrival and place in Downtown Hermiston.  

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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge


Located in Nampa, Idaho the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge (DFWR) which surrounds Lake Lowell offers a unique opportunity to engage a growing urban and diverse population in connecting people to nature, while simultaneously building support for wildlife conservation. As the leading design consultant, GreenWorks is assisting the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in envisioning goals to protect and enhance habitat throughout the DFWR, while also supporting a variety of public recreational activities. In accordance with the DFWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan, GreenWorks is providing planning studies for the redevelopment of the Lower Dam Recreation Area and renovation of the Upper Dam East boat launch. Through detailed mapping and site analysis, stakeholder interviews and workshops, and public involvement events, GreenWorks will generate planning and construction documents that support wildlife growth and public use of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge. The overall need for the project was initiated by the need for ADA access to the refuge facilities. An integral part of the project is to provide ADA accessible parking, bathrooms, connection routes, fishing docks, boat ramp docks and interpretive trails that are ADA accessible. 

Lake Stevens North Cove Park

GreenWorks is providing master planning and design services for the North Cove Park project in Lake Stevens, Washington as a sub to Crandall Arambula. GreenWorks prepared an opportunities assessment on the existing open spaces including facilities along the shoreline of Lake Stevens, the Boat Launch, creek, and wetlands within the study area. GreenWorks also prepared a conceptual park and trail network design comprised of three park concepts for the North Cove Park and Lake Stevens Creek that build off the historic Lake Stevens and potential waterfront tourism destination. These conceptual plans consider integrating existing recreation uses such as rowing and boating; address both active and passive uses within the park and propose spaces for large community gatherings such as concerts, festivals, or farmers markets; enhance visual access to the Lake from Main Street; provide for additional amenities that complement the Lake Stevens waterfront and existing North Cove park, including urban plaza, greenways and other civic gathering spaces that support the area retail, housing and employment; and improve wetland and natural areas through wildlife or native planting water quality corridors to strengthen existing Lake Stevens, Catherine Creek, and other natural areas.


River Island


Situated along the Clackamas River near Barton County Park, River Island is 240 acres of natural area that provides habitat for native species including endangered salmon and steelhead, native turtles and migratory birds. The main portion of the site in the middle of the river was a gravel mining operation until the 1996 flood, which greatly altered the natural area's landscape by breaching man-made levees and shortened the main channel of the Clackamas River. GreenWorks and Inter-Fluve worked with Metro to help create a vision and concepts for restoring natural channel processes and supporting multiple values including fish and wildlife habitat, riparian and upland forests, water quality and recreation.


GreenWorks assisted with public outreach and prepared presentation materials to easily convey complex engineering concepts into understandable, photo realistic graphics that help the public and stakeholders understand the opportunities and what the site could look like once it is restored. Conceptual design alternatives were created for restoration of riparian-forested wetlands at the gravel mine site as well as design and restoration of Goose Creek, reconnecting it to the Clackamas River mainstem for cool water rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids. Inter-Fluve is currently developing a site conservation plan and permit-level designs.

Independence Parks Projects & System Plan


Over the last decade, GreenWorks has built a strong relationship with the City of Independence, providing services on a number of projects related to open space along the riverfront.
GreenWorks provided design coordination for the City of Independence’s Downtown Revitalization project. GreenWorks went on to provide conceptual design, construction documents, and construction observation for the downtown Amphitheater, Veteran’s Memorial, and Fountain at Riverview Park along the Willamette River.

GreenWorks provided cost estimates, stakeholder presentations, and constructability reviews. Project goals included the use of local or recycled materials where possible, preservation of existing vegetation, reduced water consumption, the use native plants, control of erosion, and reduced stormwater runoff. GreenWorks met with local citizens and veterans and developed a design that relocated the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial to increase its visual presence in downtown. The new plaza and amphitheater facility has been embraced by the community and has become a major public venue for events drawing visitors from all across the Willamette Valley.

GreenWorks was then contracted with the City of Independence to update the Parks and Open Space System Plan. The plan assessed the changing recreational needs of the larger, more diverse population while also incorporating modern recreational trends. The plan also developed a new list of goals and tasks to ensure that the City can provide for the future recreational needs of the community.

Most recently, GreenWorks  redesigned a 30-acre baseball complex plan into the Independence Soccer Complex. The project’s initial phase of two soccer fields was completed in 2015.  The site also provides access to the city’s public boat launch and dock and the north end of the extended waterfront park property that links to downtown. 

Meinig Amphitheater

From casual visits to the playground during the weekday to 40,000 people in one weekend during the famous City of Sandy Mountain Festival, Meinig Park sees the entire range of uses and impacts from visitors. GreenWorks designed a new parking lot at the base of the park which includes pervious pavement, daylighting of an existing culverted creek that runs through the park, new sidewalks, a park trailhead and pedestrian gateway. GreenWorks designed a new amphitheater with a stage and expanded seating to accommodate larger performances.


Errol Heights Stormwater Master Plan

The Errol Heights neighborhood located in SE Portland, like many others, includes unpaved streets troubled with stormwater runoff. This caused significant rutting to the existing right-of-way, damage to adjacent private properties, and contributing undesirable sediment to nearby Johnson Creek. GreenWorks has been actively engaged with representatives from BES, PBOT and PP&R to provide innovative alternative approaches to these conditions, dissimilar from standard solutions for stormwater management.  The Errol Heights project will not only provide innovative methods for resolving its current issues, but will also serve as a model for other Portland area neighborhoods to apply similar strategies.  


Oregon City OR 213 Redland Road

GreenWorks provided planting and irrigation design services for this project known as the Jughandle Project in Oregon City, Oregon. GreenWorks worked closely with the City to develop planting designs for the following:
• A distinctive new landscape gateway feature complementing a rehabilitated Oregon City sign at Prairie Schooner Way, featuring a striking planting palette of native and low-water adaptive plants.
• Pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and green street stormwater facilities along Washington Street, including a roundabout intersection at Clackamas River Drive.
• Private property frontage improvements with strategic vegetative screening at key locations.
In addition, GW developed a long-term planting approach for the 6-acre floodplain mitigation site, including almost 4,300 native deciduous and coniferous trees and 2,400 native shrubs. One significant aspect is the sheer scale of Jughandle Project. In addition to the large number of trees and shrubs planted at the floodplain mitigation site, the City planted 82 new street trees, over 500 landscape trees, and more than 25,000 shrubs and groundcover plants. This creates a substantial positive visual impact on this gateway into Oregon City.
This project received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award in 2013 ($25 to $75 Million Category).



Columbia Tech Center Nature Play Area

GreenWorks was hired by PacTrust to design a new nature play area within the Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver, Washington. Columbia Tech Center is a 410-acre mixed use development that includes a 12-acre park that promotes a live-work balance for the community.  The new 25,000 square foot playground will become the heart of the park and will be a significant amenity for the development. Once complete, the playground will be a destination for children in Vancouver and the entire metro area. 

The design for the playground encompasses a broad spectrum of play experiences for children of all ages and abilities including a sand and water play area, boulder and log climbing, a large mound with a climbing tower, embankment slide, and rope bridge, and a discovery area with trails, musical instruments, log fort, and densely planted mounds so children can imagine they are in a forest. 


Multnomah Falls Concept Plan

The ultimate goal of this project was to create a vision for the iconic and historic Multnomah Falls site to improve safety and access issues from Interstate 84, to amend pedestrian access and visitor experience of the site, and to re-connect the Multnomah Creek with a natural confluence to the Columbia River. With multiple stakeholders, including the U.S. Forest Services, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the Columbia Estuary Partnership. GreenWorks led a multi-disciplinary team to master plan and develop a vision for the future of Multnomah Falls as a new gateway experience of the Gorge. The design team provided conceptual design, master planning, visual analysis, and a circulation Study. The team developed the concept around a comprehensive reconfiguration of the Interstate 84 Multnomah Falls interchange with a new full interchange design and access to Benson State Recreation Area and bridge crossing of Multnomah Creek. The Vision Plan includes a daylighted and restored Multnomah Creek with a natural alluvial fan to the Columbia River for fostering chum salmon habitat.


Crown Park Master Plan

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Crown Park is a cherished community park in the heart of a historic neighborhood of Camas, Washington. The 7-acre park is home to many mature fir trees and outdated infrastructure including a 1950’s outdoor swimming pool. The City of Camas hired Greenworks to assess the existing pool and park features and create a new Master Plan for Crown Park that will guide potential redevelopment for the next 20 years.  
Elements of the planning focused on economic studies for repairing or replacing the pool and updating park features including: replacing old paths with new accessible sidewalks, creating a universally accessible destination playground, incorporating an amphitheater for outdoor movies and concerts, placement for a new permanent restroom, multi-use sports court, a picnic shelter, places for sitting, and flexible open space. 


Washougal Waterfront Nature Play Area

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GreenWorks was hired by The Port of Camas-Washougal to design a new nature play area adjacent to the Columbia River. The play area will be a highlight along a mile-long trail that begins at Washougal Waterfront Park and meanders along the shoreline of the Columbia River. The design for the playground will encompasses a broad spectrum of play experiences for children of all ages and abilities using natural materials to encourage physical, social, and exploratory play. The focal point of the play area will be a large erratic boulder nicknamed “Erric the Erratic” which is a remnant boulder from the Ice Age Floods. Other components will include an embankment slide, musical instruments, log climbers, and a discovery trail that winds through the forest. The Conceptual Design Alternatives were recently prepared and presented to the Port with final concept completed in January of 2017. 

Newell Creek Canyon


Newell Creek Canyon is 233 acres of protected natural area in Oregon City and Clackamas County along Hwy 213.  GreenWorks has been hired by Metro to refine the design, document, and permit a day use area and multi-use trail system within the canyon.  GreenWorks is working with Hart Crowser Geotechnical Engineers to assess the requirements for improvements within the Geologic Hazard Overlay Zone and Cascade Environmental for mitigating impacts in the NROD and vegetated corridors of wetlands and streams.  The team also includes KPFF Structural and Civil and Sentiaros as the Mt. Bike Advisor. The project is currently at the Land Use Review stage and is proposed for construction in 2018.

Hogan Butte Nature Park

Hogan Butte is a 43 acre park south of downtown Gresham and west of US 26. Hogan Butte has a rich natural history that is highly visible on-site and from the stunning 270 degree views from the top of the butte (with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, the Columbia River Gorge and the City of Gresham). The position of the property and connections into the community provide unique opportunities for public access and education.
GreenWorks developed the Master Plan for the site, which recognized the unique value of the Hogan Butte site, both as a natural asset and community asset. The Master Plan meets community assessed needs and protects the natural environment. Program elements included: protecting and restoring natural resources, providing public access, appropriate infrastructure such as restrooms and parking, trails, signage and education. Hogan Butte has a rich natural history that is highly visible on-site and from the stunning 270 degree views from the top of the butte. The position of the property and connections into the community provide unique opportunities for public access and education.


Lincoln City Park System Master Plan

The Lincoln City Park System Plan is a city-wide effort to update the city’s master plan for parks, recreation, and open spaces. Work includes a review of existing parks, open spaces, and facilities; design, at a conceptual level, improvements that will increase recreational value and sustainability, and minimize required maintenance; recommendations for new parks and recreation facilities for developing and under-served areas; recommendations for viable new recreational facilities for attracting and retaining tourists throughout the year (including the “off-season”); and providing cost estimating of capital, operations, and maintenance costs for all recommended improvements and recommend strategies for financing. The system plan is intended for the next 20 years of growth for the City of Lincoln City. With a current population of 8400 and a geographic area of 5.68 square miles, the city swells to a summer population of 30,000 to 35,000 visitors. The system plan will accommodate full-time residents of the city as well as catering to the tourist population that drives a significant part of the City’s economy.