Location: Kenmore, WA
Innovative engineering transformed 3.6 acres of underutilized, waterlogged open space, into a quality multiuse park featuring picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, wetland, and forest. Ensconced in a residential neighborhood, finding engineered solutions that carefully balanced environmental and neighbor concerns, community wish lists, and site constraints was essential. Significant drainage and grading improvements were required to manage perched groundwater and to protect existing onsite stormwater facilities. The park opened in May 2014 as Kenmore’s eighth city park.