Woodmont Natural Park is designed to enhance and restore its existing ecosystems and strengthen the community’s connection to the natural environment.
During the master plan process, Mackenzie led an extensive public outreach program that included online surveys, design workshops, and presentations. These efforts centered on listening to the community and gathering feedback to inform the park features. Mackenzie also engaged closely with advisory committees and city commissioners to gain approvals.
A variety of distinct areas were identified in the planning process: flexible open space, oak savanna, enhanced wetlands, natural open space, interactive natural area, and an enhanced forest. The park’s design is distinguished by its complete restoration of native plants at site formerly full of invasive species; a carefully choreographed trail experience; and celebration of natural elements that retains the spirit of the place. The end result is a new place for the community to more fully experience the natural world.