GV made water treatment a design priority, increasing permeability sixfold and re-using nearly all the park’s storm water. Rain flows through specialized soils to a 200 foot long string of garden cells that redistribute, absorb and filter storm water. Runoff from the spray fountain enters a separate system that irrigates the street trees.
Boston Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award
civil engineer: DCI
photograph: Dana Mueller
“New Chuckie Harris Park Re-uses Somervilles Storm Water” -Somerville News
construction sequence: (gif)