Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

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FBP is leading a team and 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 primarily a full sensory experience with some restorative and therapeutic elements. It is intentionally designed to be an accessible, inclusive, safe, social place, The garden will be 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 will be consulted throughout the design, construction and maintenance phases. The working group includes representative from communities of people who are deaf and blind and people with autism.