Washington Park Improvements
Pasadena, CA


A historic park in northwest Pasadena was being renovated to reflect renewed interest in native landscaping. Onyx Architects provided the design of picnic trellises and informative display areas. Inspired by historic photographs of the park, Onyx proposed a series of dressed-log shade ramadas for the picnic area and information displays. The native plant information display area replaced a dark and unsafe former bathroom facility with an open and airy wood, stone and steel ramada. The displays were turned inside-out, so that visitors could face both the park and the displays at the same time, while enjoying the shaded comfort of the log ramada.

Client:
Troller-Mayer Associates for City of Pasadena