Tag: Land Elements

Natural Play construction - log spiral concrete base

Construction Update June 2018

We’re excited to share that construction of the community-designed World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is nearing completion. Gast Construction and subcontractors are working on the final details, which include raised trails, a boardwalk, the basin overlook and natural play features, including the “spiral log” concept designed by Westside Elementary fifth graders. This final stage of construction…
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June 4, 2018 1

World Garden Commons Construction Update Fall 2017

All across Fargo, large stormwater basins temporarily hold water runoff, sometimes for only hours at a time, during heavy rains or snowmelt. These basins are hidden in plain sight to most residents. Many of the basins are uninviting, unadorned, sunken grass lots with limited plant and wildlife diversity. An exception is the World Garden Commons…
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September 20, 2017 0

Sharing Our Basin Research

The World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is more than a place for gathering; it’s also an ecological classroom. Researchers use the re-imagined stormwater basin to test hypotheses and compile observations. The data gathered will help artists, engineers, ecologists and landscape architects design better future projects in Fargo and beyond. This fulfills one of The…
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November 21, 2016 0

Back to Nature: A Stormwater Basin’s Story

The City of Fargo is doing something few in the country have ever tried: it’s designing a community commons by reintroducing natural features to a simple, engineered and barren stormwater basin. Built in the 1980s, the stormwater basin located at Rabanus Park was designed with a single purpose of flood control. It is one of…
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November 10, 2016 0

Natural Play Design Concept

Using a limited palette of boulders, grasses, grading, logs, rocks, ropes and trees a team working with The Fargo Project presented a design concept for natural play at World Garden Commons. Nicole Crutchfield, a Senior Planner with the City, and her team are pleased with the design. THE DESIGN All the ideas and activates integrated…
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August 5, 2016 0