Winterbrook leads the environmental documentation and permitting tasks for improvements to the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, a park area originally proposed by John Charles Olmsted in 1904.
Parks and Open Spaces
Winterbrook works with local communities and public agencies to craft parks and open space plans. We prepare planning and environmental studies for public parks, botanical gardens, natural areas, wildlife refuges, open spaces and trail systems. We are strong advocates for community involvement, which often is the key to project success.
“[Winterbrook’s] participation in this project contributed to its greater understanding in the community and its success in the approval process that withstood judicial review.” Linda Sarnoff, Corvallis Planning Division Manager
Winterbrook led the land use and environmental planning tasks in support of the Upper Garden Master Plan. The plan earned broad public support and timely City approval.
Winterbrook led the land use and environmental tasks for the design of a new gateway to Forest Park, with new trailhead, interpretive facilities, nature center, parking and school bus drop-off.
On behalf of Metro, Winterbrook prepared a first-of-its-kind Comprehensive Natural Resources Plan for the 2,100-acre Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area in North Portland.
Winterbrook secured historic preservation, greenway and design approvals for the new Saturday Market site in Portland's Waterfront Park.
Winterbrook led permitting tasks to obtain greenway, design and environmental approvals for improvements to Corvallis’ Waterfront and South Willamette Parks.