Saratoga Quarry Park Master Plan
PlaceWorks worked with the City of Saratoga to develop a vision, site plan, and management plan for the creation of a new park on the site of a former sandstone quarry.
City of Saratoga
- Community Participation
- Landscape Architecture
- Open Space & Resource Planning
- Park Planning
- Graphic Design
- CEQA/NEPA Compliance
- 2016 Outstanding Planning Document Award, California AEP
The 64-acre site features woodland and riparian habitat, dramatic topography, and a wealth of landscape elements and artifacts from its mining past. With assistance from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Saratoga purchased the site with the intent of creating a local park, as well as a key component of the regional open space network and trail system.
The PlaceWorks team assessed the site’s historic, cultural, and biological resources to inform the planning process and ensure the Mast Plan maximizes the site’s potential for recreation, habitat protection, and education.