Hoquarton Park

Client: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

Location: Tillamook, Oregon

Flood resistant public nature park

Interpretive park

Climate adaptation

 

This brownfield redevelopment project involved the creation of a trail system and park adjacent to downtown Tillamook. The design includes state-of-art sustainable materials and construction techniques, native habitat restoration, two trailheads, view platforms, and integrated artwork.

 

The view platforms include information landing sites used by  Native American people (the word "hoquarton" means "landing"), The boardwalks and platforms outline the historical mills that once occupied the area.

 

Set on varying elevations, the platforms are designed to function as site-scale flood gauges during periodic high-water events. Once a forgotten and neglected site, this entirely ADA accessible park invigorates the area as both an important natural area and a key historical site.

 

Designed in 2006 by LandCurrent the usuability and interpertation of flooding events found in the park have received renewed interest with climate change causing more frequent flooding.

 

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Team

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

City of Tillamook

 LandCurrent (landscape architect)

John Norrena (engineer)