SPRING CREEK NATURE AREA PORTALS
Richardson | Texas
PRIME CONSULTANT | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT : DCBA LANDSCAPE
ARTIST : BRAD J. GOLDBERG
DCBA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, in collaboration with artist Brad Goldberg, has been selected to design two entry portals into one of the most significant public open spaces in North Central Texas. Located directly south of the Cityline development located at the intersection of Central Expressway and George Bush Turnpike, Spring Creek Nature Area is a green oasis in a burgeoning urban area of office, apartment, shops, and restaurant development. With much forethought and an interest in preserving a sustainable natural open space, the City of Richardson purchased an additional 57 acres along Renner Road to expand the existing 51-acre nature area. The two portals will provide access into the heavily wooded site and the unique experience and respite it will offer to the public. Existing trails within the preserve will be expanded to offer the opportunity for exercise and discovery.
The portals are meant to create a presence and awareness for Spring Creek Nature Area as well as an invitation to enter the amazing environment within. Designed of massive blocks of Kenoran Sage granite, Brad Goldberg has designed the portals with leaf-shaped openings and a drill-mark texture on the green tinted stone. Completion of the portals are anticipated in early 2019.