A REFLECTION OF THE CITY'S HERITAGE

Colony Park Water Court, Anaheim, California
Client:

Haddad | Drugan

Size:

1 acre
2,576 sf open space
Completed in 2010

Services:

Landscape Architecture

Leadership Team:

Marieke Lacasse

Markets:

Civic

The design team was inspired by on-site orange groves as well as by the historic town plat of Anaheim. The team found references to historic irrigation maps of the town, and reinterpreted them to create the design for the plaza.

Design of the Water court, located in Colony Park, Anaheim, CA, was a collaboration between site artists Haddad | Drugan and GGLO. The Water Court is a portion of the one acre park, located within a newly developed area of Anaheim. Though not a spray park, the Water Court showcases water and encourages interaction with the various water elements of the park. The design team was inspired by on-site orange groves as well as by the historic irrigation map of Anaheim. This map is represented on the Water Court with colored concrete streets, fields, and irrigation lines that sometimes occur as water runnels, shallow pools or water sheet.

GGLO, the Landscape Architect of Record for this project, collaborated with Haddad | Drugan during Construction Documents and Construction Observation.

Awards

2012 ASLA Southern California Chapter – Award for Historic Preservation and Restoration Design
2012 ASLA Southern California Chapter – Award for Landscape Art
2011 California Parks & Recreation Society – Award of Excellence in Park Planning