Bradley Site Design created an award-winning space in the Parkside Community in northeast Washington, DC. While parts of this area of the city have been underserved, Parkside is undergoing a rebirth, with long-awaited development soon to break ground and substantial efforts underway to restore the natural environment along the nearby Anacostia River. The design objective was to create a centerpiece that will blend the built and natural environments and form a peaceful and nourishing destination.
The park has been designed as an urban oasis, but it will also function as a sustainable component of the larger watershed. BSD developed a series of low-impact development features, including lushly planted bioretenion areas and pervious pavements to reduce stormwater run-off volume and velocity. The team worked with a local sculptor on a central water feature designed to re-use stormwater.