This updated park in Barnstable, MA serves as a neighborhood amenity in the form of passive and active recreation spaces. Improvements to site features and landformed berms allow for better visibility and safety within the park, while conscious stormwater management strategies and plant species selection allow for the tactful integration of site drainge the preservation of native wildlife. Offshoots Inc. provided full landscape architecture services for this site scale open space in Barnstable, MA. Serving as a local amenity and linchpin between neighboring residential streets, the community called for: updates to the existing, already highly used play structures; passive, flexible open space, open space; and safety in the form of lighting and visibility across the park. In addition, Offshoots Inc. designed the park using low maintenance, sustainable plan materials and stormwater management improvements while also preserving the existing native habitat for the red-tailed hawk, turkeys, insects and pollinators. The site features two play lawns (the "Great Lawn" and "Play Lawn"), berms, site furnishings and playground structures.
- Client: Town of Barnstable
- Civil Engineer: Coastal Engineering
- Landscape Architect: Kate Kennen, Offshoots, Inc.