09-01-22 | News

Alameda Point Playground, Alameda, CA

Guzzardo Partnership
by Staff

Alameda Point is a $1 billion waterfront development on the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The playground is situated in the middle of 800 residential units, commercial and retail spaces, 15 acres of parks, and new transit facilities, including a ferry terminal to get commuters to or from San Francisco in 20 minutes. Working with the developer, Trammel Crow Residential, the team designed this intricate, marine-themed playground with inspiration from Allie the Wayward Whale, who was first spotted by the Alameda shoreline in the summer of 2019. After spending several weeks in these shallow, protected waters and gaining attention from locals and tourists alike, Allie seemed to recover from her poor health and embarked on her journey back into the open sea. This playground will ensure Allie's legendary legacy remains in the place she - for a brief moment in time - called home.

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This inclusive playground features a custom, one of a kind, humpback whale climber from Elephant Play, swings, an imaginative area, and accessible fitness equipment from Miracle Recreation. The playground is situated in a high density, high traffic area so the play area has clear site lines for safety and lots of room for open play.


Developer: Trammell Crow Residential
Installers: G&G Builders
Landscape Architect: Guzzardo Partnership

The upcoming Playgrounds Issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News saw many firms submit their projects for feature consideration. This project was not chosen for a Feature in the issue, but we at thought the project deserved to be showcased online . . .


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