LandDesign worked with Ross Elementary School on a new garden/playspace project that was sparked by the necessary removal of two existing large trees due to building repairs, in a historic district. This presented a unique opportunity to create more usable open space for this urban school. The project’s woodland concept uses lush plantings, meandering pathways and animal themes to create a natural setting, while keeping maintenance to a minimum. The selected trees and shrubs all contain colors or animals in their names, so that children can delight in identifying them. This project demonstrates LandDesign’s ability to program a creative mix of activities and experiences in the smallest of spaces.

Recreation, Open Space and Public Spaces
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Client: District of Columbia, Department of General Services
  • Landscape Architecture
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