Steamer Landing Park

Biological Services and Landscape Architecture to Design New Public Park and Marsh Restoration Project along the Petaluma River.

Goals

  • Develop a conceptual plan for a new shoreline park along the Petaluma River, including expansion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail
  • Protect and restore environmentally sensitive riparian wetland habitat

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Project Description

WRA worked with the City of Petaluma to develop plans for a new public park and marsh restoration located adjacent to the Petaluma River.  Biological services provided by WRA included a biological assessment, jurisdictional wetlands delineation, and rare plant surveys for a portion of the project area.  The data collected during the biological surveys was used to develop an Environmental Restoration and Management Plan for the project.

Conceptual master plan

Conceptual master plan

Landscape architecture services provided by WRA included the conceptual design for the park including a reconfiguration of Copeland Street to provide on-street parking and pedestrian sidewalks, a park entrance with a river overlook and central area for a public sculpture, extension of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, a multi-use shoreline trail that provides access to the open space on the peninsula, the relocation of a historic livery stable, and an outdoor educational area.  The restoration component of the project included an expansion of the existing tidal marsh, a marsh overlook and board walk, and a picnic area.

WRA also provided the City with construction observation and documentation services to ensure compliance with environmental regulatory requirements.

The project used a low impact development technique using pervious concrete pavers to reduce runoff

The project used a low impact development technique using pervious concrete pavers to reduce runoff

Deliverables

  • Biological Assessment Report
  • Jurisdictional Wetlands Delineation Report
  • Environmental Restoration and Management Plan
  • Conceptual Master Plan, Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Construction Documents and Construction Cost Estimate
  • Construction Observation Services

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