Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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All storm water traverses the site to a native California rain garden that annually captures 7.5 lbs. of sediment, 1.5 lbs. of nitrogen, .6 lbs. of lead, .27 lbs. of zinc and .18 lbs. of phosphorus. The storm water treatment solutions, California native plantings, recycled materials and the inclusion of historical detailing from nearby homes into the parks' imagery were key to the design. This small city infill park reflects and exemplifies the possibilities that public open spaces can be more than just a collection of traditional park elements. What was once an assortment of haphazard residential buildings is now a new community park and program of microhabitat for migrating monarch butterflies. Integrated within a larger scope of environmental responsiveness and architectural historic context, a new neighborhood social hub and wildlife rest stop has been created. Below: The larval stage of Lepidoptera (butterflies) is the caterpillar, represented on the playground in concrete, and designed by the landscape architect. 68 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Continued from page 66 M a r i p o s a

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