Greenways + Parks
Corte Madera Creek
This feasibility study proposed naturalization of a reach of Corte Madera Creek through Frederick Allen Park as part of a larger fish passage and flood reduction project. Wildling Design Studio, as GHD staff and later as WDS, provided the geomorphic basis of design and restoration design alignment, landscape design, and visualization graphics.
Eureka Waterfront Trail
Tight site constraints for this trail through an industrial waterfront area left a narrow bed for landscaping. With maintenance challenges, physical constraints, CPTED (crime management design strategies) priorities, and an ecological ethos, the plant palette focused on hardy coastal natives that would create a sense of separation between the roadway and the trail, while maintaining easy sightlines. This is a non-irrigated landscape.
Ballona Creek Greenway Plan + Projects
This master greenway plan and naturalization feasibility study was the outcome of an intensive stakeholder engagement process, in which monthly group walks and charrettes of the creek occurred over 8 months, providing Early Action Plans for the use of local park-building agencies. The project included concepts for a continuous linear park and trail system along Ballona Creek, and its major tributaries where greenery provides habitat and stormwater treatment. This project was the brainchild of, and led by, Wildling staff while at the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and Restoration Design Group. Graphics by a range of staff at RDG and Ecotone Studios.