Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

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FBP led the design team while collaborating with Land Morphology on a new park for Seattle Parks Department adjacent to the Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo.

The Sensory Garden is intended to be a full sensory experience with some restorative and therapeutic elements. It is intentionally designed to be an accessible, inclusive, safe, social place.  The garden is a welcoming community place, inviting and supporting people of all ages and abilities.

The garden is designed to support evidence-based research on the benefits of gardens, nature, socializing and restorative environments. The spatial layout, amenities and design details incorporate principles of Universal Design, Community Crime Prevention Guidelines (CCP) and current accessibility standards (ADA). Members of and representatives of special communities were consulted throughout the design and construction phases.