George Washington Park


Anaheim, California


City of Anaheim




CPRS 2002 Award Of Eexcellence

George Washington Park is located in the historic Anaheim Colony neighborhood, an area known for its early California bungalow and craftsman style homes.

Working with the city staff and pulling ideas from the surrounding area, the DVD design team was commissioned to provide a park design of construction documents, specifications, and estimates. DVD also worked with the city to define appropriate construction materials, methods and other complementary park structures, as well as coordinate our design efforts for all proprietary specified items. Special attention was given to the use of specific plant types that were popular during the 1850’s to early 1900’s. Many of these popular trees, shrubs and groundcover were incorporated in the park’s planting scheme.

One of the biggest design challenges the DVD design team faced was designing all park improvements around 40 existing large specimen trees. The DVD design team evaluated the existing irrigation system and determined that much of the existing system, with some minor adjustments could remain. This effort realized a cost savings estimated to be $18,000.00 to $24,000.00.