The City of San Jose commissioned BFS to design a new neighborhood park on a 2-acre parcel named after a historical figure of the Ohlone Indian community. Funded by the 2006 Parks Bond Act, the project was administered by City Public Works with Parks & Recreation Department as the client. The park site was given to the City by the developer of the apartment home complex that wrapped around two sides of the park.
BFS developed two concepts, both of which placed active recreation uses—the basketball court and playground—away from adjacent apartment buildings, placing a buffer of lawns and planting in between. A centrally located picnic area with a shade structure and tree planting forms the functional core of the park and is flanked by age-separated play areas with a variety of fully accessible stand-alone play structures. The core is visually integrated with a paving design in concrete pavers and resilient rubber that represents Ohlone basket weaving patterns.