Through a substantial development process incorporating input from the community, City Council, Historic Preservation Board and Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Stojanovich family, Callander Associates developed a preferred plan that met everyone’s desire for a green, open neighborhood respite that told the story of local agriculture in a compelling and meaningful way for the entire community. Elements of the historic fruit processing shed that were originally on the site are now incorporated into an interpretive entry plaza to celebrate and recount the site’s history. Many custom features combine play with interpretive elements that tell the colorful “Seed to Table” story of Campbell’s agricultural history. In addition to unique play areas for active recreation, the naturalistic park design offers areas for passive recreation and relaxation. Low impact development principles include minimized impervious surfaces, on-site stormwater treatment, use of recycled materials, and retention of existing trees that provide privacy for neighbors and shade to the park.
Known as ‘The Orchard City’, Campbell’s history is deeply connected to its agricultural origins. With the acquisition of a 1.3-acre parcel that was used at the turn of century to dry locally-grown prunes, the City of Campbell knew they wanted to find a creative way to honor their proverbial roots.
Services on this project
- Masterplanning/Public Outreach
- Conceptual Design
- Construction Documents
- Cost Estimating
- Construction Administration