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Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect

Landscape Architecture in Oakley, California

Main Entry Drive

The City of Oakley’s Civic Center Plaza includes City Offices, City Hall, a public park and a separate restaurant site.

Three aging Coast Live Oak Trees were retained as central features of the City’s new park.  Many new Oaks were planted for future shade. A significant portion of the Park is planted with an unmowed blend of grasses to allow recreational activity and conserve irrigation water.

Important areas of the project, such as the entry drives, are accented with colorful plantings. Other portions of the site have a more natural appearance.

Oakley Civic Park Preliminary Landscape Plan

Developer: Capital Partners Development Co.

General Contractor: Ascent Builders

Architect: Perkins Williams and Cotterill

Landscape Contractor: Vista Parks Landscape

The park site was designed to accentuate the existing Oak trees and serve as a gathering place for City functions, including festivals and a weekly farmer’s market. Picnic areas are located around the existing Oaks and a stage with infrastructure for  portable sound systems is provided.

Civic Center Plaza, Oakley

City Hall, from Main Street

Detail from the Preliminary Landscape Plan

Park Entry from the Civic Center

Unmowed Grasses and Retained Oak Trees