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Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa
Linwood Park Ardmore Pa

Location: Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, Dc, United States

MERIT AWARD FOR PARK MASTERPLAN, 2009 PA DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects FINALIST - GSI PUBLIC PROJECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2016 The Township of Lower Merion purchased a 1-acre parking lot in Ardmore PA and commissioned SALT Design Studio to design a new community park. Through a community driven process, a design emerged that knits the park to the native hydrology, topography, and native habitats of the Cobbs Creek and Indian Creek watersheds. Linwood Park reintroduces the former ridgeline between two watersheds, creating a playful and bold landform. The edge of the landform features a colorful, low curving wall which undulates across the site, its surface contracting and expanding along the way, providing seating, a stage or a walkway. The landform directs stormwater, creates flexible, unprogrammed rooms for recreation and relaxation, and changes the visual perception of the space. An abundance of new canopy and understory trees, shrubs and perennials create a multi-layered, native woodland while a rich and varied groundlayer enliven the lowland habitat and the existing mature Red Oaks. Together, the landforms and plant communities foster a diversity of native wildlife, making this park a critical contribution to the broader network of green space within the Township and the region.
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