Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department
Master Planning and Site Design
Landscape Architectural Design
Construction Period Services
St. Louis Chapter ASLA Honor Award
The goals of this project were to improve fish habitat, water quality and visual character of this aging water feature and reestablish it as a central amenity for Kirkwood Park. The design team, led by Planning Design Studio, utilized lake-bottom re-contouring to improve drainage and reduce algae accumulation, allowing fish and wildlife to flourish.
Natural stone and aquatic edge plantings further improved the lake’s aesthetic character. A new recirculation system doubles as a visual interest feature along a restored stream channel feeding the lake. State-of-the-art natural rainwater infiltration and filtering areas known as ‘best management practices’ (BMPs) improve the quality of water entering the lake, increasing the site’s environmental sustainability.