Josey Lake Park is a 140-acre recreational green space that connects users to nature, education, culture, and recreation while serving as a sustainable stormwater detention system. The design took land typically designated for infrastructure and turned it into an amenity with various ecosystem types and multiple levels of active and passive recreation. Creative site grading produced very generous slopes, which provided ample space to accommodate activities both below and above the 100- year flood elevation. Through careful planning and intentional design, this stormwater detention facility has been programmed to create a leisure destination that focuses on ecology, education, and connectivity to benefit humans and wildlife.
Project Name: First Avenue Water Plaza
Designer: SCAPE Landscape Architecture DCP
Project Name: Pier 35
Designer: SHoP Architects
Project Name: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Designer: Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture