Discovery Park

Gilbert, Arizona

J2 was the prime consultant for this project and was responsible for the landscape architectural and civil engineering design of Discovery Park. This basin park serves – online as offline retention basins for the Loop 202 Santan Freeway. Discovery Park was designed as a regional park for the Town of Gilbert.

The design theme for Discovery Park was inspired by the earth’s stratum and the way the force of water moves and shapes those layers. The resulting park design for the 48 acre Discovery Park focused on active recreational play with five multiuse fields, two sand volleyball courts, and two basketball courts. Discovery Park has two lakes connected by a naturalistic boulder strewn stream, numerous picnic and group ramadas, an extensive lighted concrete trail system, a creative play area, a restroom and concession building, a unique pedestrian park entry and turf landforms for children’s interpretive play.