Zanjero Park

Gilbert, Arizona

Zanjero Park was designed as an equestrian park for the Town of Gilbert and it is unique in that it was developed through a series of separate design takingcialis and construction contracts. J2 provided landscape architectural, irrigation, and drainage engineering design throughout all of the design contracts. This basin park serves as offline retention for the Loop 202 Santan Freeway.

The park was designed to provide a place for equestrian trail riding. The 20 acre park has two custom designed ramada areas with horse tie ups, gabion basket seat walls, and horse troughs. There is almost a mile of equestrian trail that meanders through the contoured basin with connections to the Santan Trail system. The design theme for Zanjero Park developed around this piece of land being a glimpse into the past. The ramadas are interpretive of old hay barns and there are mesquite bosques planted along water harvest swales. , A large portion of the basin was planted with a native wild flower and grass seed mix. The water feature is reminiscent of a stand pipe and turnout structure delivering water through an old irrigation ditch and a series of slide gate weirs that wind their way to the bottom collection pond.

Services provided for this project included the evaluation of the proposed park site while working with ADOT to develop the retention basin with the future park in mind. J2 developed a park master plan to accommodate the Town’s desire to have an equestrian friendly parking lot, along with picnic ramadas and a water feature enticing wildlife to the site. J2 developed design themes, administered public involvement, and created the park’s final set of construction documents.