Olympia, WA

Robert W. Droll, Landscape Architect

2011 - 2012

Constructed on a formerly contaminated brownfield site, East Bay Public Plaza offers a gathering place that is beautiful, interactive, and educational. The project is highlighted by a constructed wetland and interactive stream that are fed by Class A reclaimed water. The stream is the first reclaimed water feature in the state of Washington officially approved for play.

The project received a WA Aggregates & Concrete Association award in the “Special Applications: Artistic Merit” category. It was also a pilot project for the new Sustainable Sites Initiative program.


“It was easy to get motivated about this project; it was obvious this project was going to turn out amazing. I don’t need to work on high-profile projects to feel a sense of accomplishment, but every time I pass the plaza, it brings a smile to my face. It is such an attractive space and I am delighted that I was able to contribute.”

Ross Jarvis, PE
Project Manager