Whidbey Island, WA
Adjacent to the Whidbey Island ferry terminal, this new park was the redevelopment of a greyfield site (a former restaurant with parking lot) into a vital community asset. The project includes three structures; a comfort station, picnic shelter, and awning. The bathroom was constructed with CMU block and wood framed roof. Both the picnic shelter and awning were constructed using cantilevered concrete piers with exposed wood framed roofs. The roof of the picnic shelter incorporated a living green roof and was constructed by students in the South Seattle Community College carpentry program. Sustainable elements include salvaged wood milled from tree stumps left over from old logging sites and the use of fly ash in concrete footings. Additionally, all existing invasive plants were removed and the area was re-vegetated with drought-tolerant native and adaptive species.