Client: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
Flood resistant public nature park
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.