Selah Vista Public Park
This commons space is being developed in conjunction with a new community in Selah, Washington that will include sixty-five net zero homes. The climate is very dry, with only 12 inches of precipitation annually, so this conceptual design for the park is oriented towards resilient native landscapes that will thrive in spite of extended draught conditions. Berms and pathways include pines, locusts, and hedges featuring native shrubs and grass meadows. A native plant thicket for birds and wildlife and a natural playground featuring logs and rocks will continue the shrub steppe themed landscaping of Eastern Washington. A picnic shelter and commons area are designed for community gatherings, classes or yoga. Nestled in one corner is a designated Heritage Garden. Conceptual ideas provided for the community to consider as they grow, and home designs shown are for context and have been designed by Terry Phelan of Issaquah. The entire community has recently been designated as a Heritage Garden.