An award winner for demonstrating excellence in treating stormwater as an amenity, the park is a healthy place on multiple levels.
The preservation of dozens of mature trees grounds the park in its existing local landscape.
Formerly the site of a Sony manufacturing facility, River Oaks Park is a crescent-shaped public park serving both the Crescent Park apartments that surround it and the greater (and rapidly expanding) San Jose region. Recreation opportunities divide the site into active and passive zones. Tennis, basketball, children’s playground, picnic areas, and a generous lawn for pick-up games make up the active zone while a trail meanders through a grove of saved Coast Redwoods and a majestic Valley Oak tree in a quiet riparian zone.
The new design overlay tells the story of El Monte’s long history as a spot where waters and trails converge.
The 0.26-acre pocket park provides a vibrant playground and much needed green space for the surrounding neighborhood.
The LA Arboretum renovation transforms the entry experience to uncover the historic mid-century design.