Martial Cottle Park
A joint venture between California State Parks and Santa Clara County Parks will preserve 287.5 acres of agriculture land through purchase and donation. Surrounded by the City of San Jose, Martial Cottle Park creates a resource for sustainable production agriculture, urban agriculture education programs, open space and recreation.
The initial development includes infrastructure, 3.5 miles of perimeter trails, a 20-acre open space park for picnic facilities and a “Discovering Farm” for educational play. Site forms and materials reflect the landscape heritage of the region in the late 1800’s.
The Discovery Farm creates an interactive space for all ages with custom play features, including concrete farm animals. Future phasing of the park will include community events and an event pavilion.
Client: Santa Clara County Parks
Award: California Park and Recreation Society Award of Excellence in Design 2016