Arroyo Park

  Davis, CA
Date Completed:  1998
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering (Phase I) 
Owner:  City of Davis

Key Contributions:  cost-effective, eco-friendly surface water drainage system

Sustainable Design:  arroyo drainage feature to reduce the need for stormwater infrastructure

Details:  15-acres | unique arroyo | natural play areas | rock climbing wall | 2 large multi-use play fields | 2-pool community swim complex 

The park is designed so that water runoff drains into the arroyo, and retains it there until it percolates into the ground.  With native plants and grasses, boulders, gravel and rocks, a footbridge and paths, the arroyo is also designed as a wild and natural area for creative play.  The park is part of the City’s bike trail system, linking two schools with several housing developments.