Cromwell Park, Shoreline, WA 2010

Dynamic design successfully merges stormwater detention and treatment with passive, active and cultural activities, while rejuvenating a former flat grassy schoolgrounds and existing 9.6 acre park. Concepts respond to the site’s natural history as a creek headwaters and bog. Reintroduced rolling topography and wetlands, gracefully arching accessible pathways, and colorful native plantings unify and enliven the park site.

Since its completion in 2010 for $1.1 million, Cromwell Park’s diverse features are attracting more park-goers of all ages and interests. The park’s stormwater features are successfully eliminating local flooding, a major issue previously.