- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
- Brownfield recovery site
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Historic preservation
- Riverbank restoration & bioengineering
Dedicated in 1980, Cathedral Park connects the St. Johns community to the Willamette River and is well known throughout the city for its summer Jazz Festival, boating and riverfront recreation. Mayer/Reed developed the most recent master plan for the 21.5-acre waterfront park located beneath the historic St. Johns Bridge.
The purpose of the master plan was to analyze current facilities and future activities in order to plan for how Cathedral Park will meet the needs of public recreation and open space for the next 30 years. The plan addresses reinvigoration of entertainment venues and marine facilities, riverfront restoration, and improved connections to the Willamette Greenway Trail relative to the internal park circulation. The park plays a significant role in providing increased connectivity for wildlife habitat along the riverfront and east to the wooded bluffs beyond the park boundaries.