This 15-acre park showcases responsible water management through a sustainable design that recreates natural processes and native habitat. As an implementation of the Malibu Civic Center Integrated Water Quality Management Plan, the park both improves water quality through stormwater/wastewater capture and treatment; and reflects the community’s values and vision for the future. Primary site features include: stormwater detention basin, habitat restoration, linear park, pedestrian trail system and alternative irrigation systems for recycling stormwater and wastewater. A comprehensive public awareness and outreach program enriched the design team’s understanding of the community’s vision for the park. Educational and recreational elements include an outdoor classroom, walking trails, benches, and interpretive kiosks. RHAA teamed with the engineering firm RMC Water and Environment. RHAA served as lead consultant for the park planning portion.
- Located in Malibu, CA
- ASLA NCC, Honor Award (2013)
- League of California Cities, Helen Putnum Award for Excellence in the Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation category (2013)
- Water Environment Federation was awarded Water Quality Improvement Award (2011)
- American Society of Civil Engineers, Project of the Year for Region 9 (Region 9 consists ofall of California and is one of the largest regions in the country) 2011
- American Society of Civil Engineers - Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch, Outstanding Sustainability Project for 2011
- Photography by Paul Mourrialle