2015 Awards

Design: Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Spaces

Merit Award

Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, CA
BASE Landscape Architecture
Lead Landscape Architects and Designers: Andreas Stavropoulos, PLA and Patricia Algara, ASLA
Client: Children’s Museum of Sonoma County

Mary’s Garden at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, is a place for kides to immerse themselves in a playeducational microcosm of Sonoma’s largest watershed–the Russian River. This project features interactive elements that teach the importance of water and hiabitat through the story of Mary, a swallowtail butterfly. The Museum features the first naturally filtered, permitted, and installed water play area in Northern California. The New York Times recognized the CMOSC as a top Sonoma destination for families, and visitorship has exceeded all expectations.