- Landscape Architecture
- Brownfield recovery site
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Recycled/recyclable materials
- Riverbank restoration & bioengineering
The Mayer/Reed-led riverwalk design transforms approximately half mile of former industrial land along the Columbia River into a linear park adjacent to old town and future mixed-use development. Meandering pathways, seating areas and overlooks will invite activity and create memorable riverfront experiences while riparian and shallow water habitat improvements will support fish and wildlife.
At Columbia View Park, a covered stage with dance floor anchors the northernmost end of the Riverwalk. Stepped seatwalls hug both sides of the pathway and an overlook juts over a renatured shoreline. The central riverwalk features paths down to a rocky beach where visitors might enjoy skipping stones or dipping their toes in the water. Rock terraces, seatwalls and concrete platforms provide perches for taking in views. The southern terminus is a recreation hub with plaza, accessible gangway with light watercraft launch and dock, picnic area and large cantilevered overlook. The design incorporates an existing sheet pile wall remaining from the site’s industrial past.