The project’s four primary principles:
- Reimagine stormwater as a multi-functional amenity
- Create and ecologically restorative resource
- Provide community programming for a growing population
- Establish the Park as a unique destination
A series of goals, metrics and strategies supported the four principles and helped to drive design and programming of the site.
- The master plan provides for 518 acre-feet of stormwater detention, which will be passively treated through the implementation of wetlands along the periphery of the ponds and in gardens throughout the park.
- 147 acres of diverse habitats are provisioned including woodland, meadow/prairie, wetland and aquatic ecologies.
- The master plan adds over 7.5 miles of trails to Mont Belvieu, increasing access and transportation options that will elevate the physical health and emotional wellbeing of the citizenry.
- Art elements, gateways and landform composition were critical to imbuing the site with a strong identity and sense of place. Over 40 acres of the Park are dedicated to arts and landmarks which will foster a unique character to the site and make the Park and regional destination.