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Felton Library Discovery Park 
Felton, CA
Project Description

BASE worked with the Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services to design a creek restoration, environmental education park and interpretive trail adjacent to the new local Library.

The Felton Library Nature Discovery Park drew on community outreach events to help us design this interactive nature discovery park, and an interpretive nature loop trail. The new project is aligned with the Parks Department’s Draft Strategic Plan and project partners include Felton Library Friends, the Santa Cruz Public Library, the County Department of Public Works, and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.

The park includes two new bridges, riparian restoration, a pollinator habitat garden, a learning demonstration area with watershed exhibits, a tot gravel dig area, a stage and amphitheater with musical instruments, a nature play area with climbing and balance logs, a giant nest, a human sun dial, a quiet gathering area and cultural and environmental educational exhibits on the trail.

client. Santa Cruz County 

         Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services

team. BASE Landscape Architecture


         Thompson Builders 

         RMA Irrigation           

year completed. 2020

size. 1.5 acres

photosCaitlin Atkinson


2021 American Public Works Association, Project of the Year Award for Structures under $5M,

2021 ASLA NCC Merit Award for Design: Parks, Recreation, Trails, Open Space

pressFelton Library Discovery Park | Felton, USA | BASE Landscape Architecture (World Landscape Architect)

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