Recreation

TRUCKEE RIVER WHITEWATER PARK

CFA acted as a subconsultant for the design team to provide landscape and irrigation construction documents for this existing City of Reno park. Landscape architecture was coordinated with pathway connections to the Truckee River Bike Path, a 13-mile multi-use path extending through Reno and Sparks. The park included a pathway grade separation at Arlington Avenue and a future pedestrian bridge. The design showed a pedestrian park/river interface with improvements for anticipated increased activity levels. Activity levels increased dramatically after completion of the project, which lead to a general improvement in security and revitalization for the downtown area. The park included several significant specimen trees, which required innovation in construction techniques and phasing. Park improvements were coordinated with multiple agencies having overlapping jurisdiction, which proved to be a major design and construction challenge.