Mace Ranch Community Park

Davis, CA
Date Completed:  2006
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering
Owner:  City of Davis

Key Contributions: 
stakeholder coordination | burrowing owl accommodations

  • 2006 California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence


Sustainable Design:  pervious concrete paving | open drainage systems | reduced turf areas | water conserving California natives and beneficial insect plants

Details:  20-acres | over 1-mile of foot trails | dry stream bed for overland water collection | redwood grove | ball fields | group picnic and BBQ areas | council ring and fire pit | amphitheater suitable for small concerts | play ground | earth sculpture and public art  

The site accommodates two unique features, the Explorit Science Center and burrowing owls.  In an effort to bring nature back into the urban/suburban edge and provide opportunities for discovery the design teamed worked closely with Explorit staff to develop a landscape plan that supported their curriculum needs while maintaining the City’s expectations for a community park, including a City / School District joint use playfield with the elementary school.