South Waterfront Park

Walker Macy led the development of the extension of downtown Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park from River Place to the Marquam Bridge. This portion serves as the park’s terminus and acts as a transition to the greenway trail and mixed-use community to the south. The 2001 National ASLA Merit Award-winning park design blends the flowing form of the Willamette River with the urban form of the city. Once a decommissioned steam plant, Walker Macy’s design provided direct water access, remediation of pollutants, and habitat enhancement at the river’s edge, while the upland parterre garden serves as a ‘living room’ for the adjacent multi-family neighborhood.

Client
City of Portland, OR
Location
Portland, OR
Completed
2000