The Oculus led design team was tasked with developing the design for a new approximately 1-acre play area within the 3-acre Mosaic Park, located in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. WM’s team provided stormwater management design, sediment and erosion control design, sanitary and storm sewer design for the project as well as boundary, topographic and utility surveys.
Mosaic Park features a large flexible urban plaza, centrally located casual plaza, an interactive water feature, children’s play area, multi-purpose court, flexible use lawn area, half-court basketball area, rain garden, walkways and sidewalks.
The park responds to the growing needs of a changing population and Arlington’s focus on sustainable practices. The park is located in the midst of new mixed use developments and a residential neighborhood and accommodates a range of active and passive recreational activities for residents. Sustainable energy and water technologies are key elements in the final design of this park. Sculptural “solar trees” simultaneously shade and collect solar energy to power the water feature and lighting throughout the site. Stormwater features are utilized to irrigate the site using subsurface irrigation technologies.
Additionally, our engineers designed the water connection for the stormwater to be used for irrigation and the water play feature. All drainage and grading for site improvements were designed in compliance with the erosion and sediment control/stormwater management ordinances as well as the Chesapeake Bay Ordinance.
Photos courtesy of: Arlington County