Our aim was to design a healthy, vibrant community centered around a sunken central park—the Arroyo. The Arroyo is the heart of the residential development, a gift to the community, and the place that most completely reveals the story of sustainability. Gabion retaining walls are filled with native cobble found throughout the site.
At the lower end of the park, a rain garden infiltrates storm run-off collected from the park and surrounding streets.
Traditional playground equipment was eschewed in favor of informal play utilizing open space, walls, and a large climbing tree that was brought to the site.
Two pools serve the community and allow for lap swimming and lounging.