Tag Archives: Landscapes

Community Matters

At DVD our main mission statement is “Designing landscapes that create community” and that’s something we stand behind 100%. An important ingredient that goes into our public landscape designs is listening to what the city and the community wants.

Attending your city and community meetings is important to relying to your city staff and for design companies like us to listen to what you want in your parks, streets, sports fields, schools and other public landscapes.

Public parks are not only social gathering places for residents of the community, but they can also offer up youth programs, after school activities, educational opportunities, sports programs, cultural unity and much more.

Read this article for a great sample of what the money California State puts into parks does for the greater community.

“Every time we improve a park, we improve our city,” – Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia.

DVD Stands Behind Sustainability

DVD is committed to creating public landscapes that create a community while remaining unique, beautiful, and importantly: sustainable.

Our affiliation with LEED, or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, allows us to identify and quantify the sustainability of our designs. To DVD, Sustainable Public Landscapes means moving forward in the world of design landscape by responding to the pressing environmental land and cultural challenges and initiatives. These challenges and initiatives include an array of little changes that make a big difference in the long run. Low water use, low maintenance native plantings, and landscapes that are designed to be in balance with the local climate and environment while requiring minimal resource inputs are just a few examples of the sustainable efforts DVD puts into their projects in order to meet current trends and requirements.

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Respecting and Enjoying History

Los Rios Park – Located in the heart of San Juan Capistrano’s Los Rios Historic District, the 4.5 acre Los Rios Park and Montanez Adobe offers a centralized location for visitors to enjoy the park’s amenities as well as easy access to local restaurants and other businesses along Los Rios Street and it’s a short walk to downtown and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Continue reading Respecting and Enjoying History