Gene Green Regional Park

The 230 acre Gene Green Beltway 8 Regional Park is a collaborative effort by Harris County Engineering, Harris County Precinct Two and the Harris County Flood Control District as a dual use detention basin and park amenity. The community participated in determining park program elements through a series of public meetings with the design team, a steering committee and public agency staff. The park core incorporates an “Xtreme Park” including a Skate Park, a BMX Bike trail, climbing apparatus, sliding elements per local youth interests and trails that tie into the Harris County Regional Trail System. Asakura Robinson Company provided...
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Mandell Park

Mandell Park, situated in Houston’s Montrose District, is an inspiring success story of how a community can come together in support of great public spaces. This beloved community amenity is the result of a 20-plus-year history of neighborhood efforts to transform an abandoned lot, once blighted with weeds and debris, into the beautiful park it is today. Chosen as the winning team in a park design competition, AR worked with the Friends of Mandell Park and the Houston Parks Board to develop the 1.22-acre master plan. The park underwent a remarkable transformation which included upgrading the existing Meredith Gardens, an Urban...
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Gannoway Lake Park Phase II – Sugar Land, Texas

After producing a Masterplan in 2009 for a nature park at Sugar Land’s Gannoway Lake, Asakura Robinson was contracted again by the City of Sugar Land to prepare a more focused study of the challenges to address in developing the park. A complicated urban site framed by roadways, residential development, a local high school, a new water treatment facility and extensive planned mixed-use development, Gannoway Lake is also an extremely unique ecological asset to the area and the potential lynchpin of an expansive greenway along Oyster Creek. To complete the feasibility study, ARC worked with consulting engineers from Walter P....
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MD Anderson Park

After demolition of the existing facility in January of 2012, the Houston Main Building site, owned by MD Anderson, has been transformed into a simply-designed green space. The unnamed park, features native rain gardens and meadows of native prairie grasses in contrast with the dense urban surroundings. The green space will remain in place for several years until MD Anderson begins construction on a new clinical building. Asakura Robinson created the master plan and planting plan, working closely with local native-plant and prairie expert, Scott Barnes, on the selection of plant materials. Katy Prairie Conservancy volunteers planted the prairie grasses. View...
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Hermann Park Japanese Garden Update

During the restoration of the gardens, Keiji Asakura refreshed the original garden designed by Ken Nakajima in 1984. The garden features a stone lantern, teahouse, waterfalls and exotic plants. The garden hosts events such as the Japan America Society Annual Festival, where visitors can experience and enjoy Japanese traditions such as origami and tea ceremonies. View project sheet here...
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Memorial / Silver Triangle Park

Leadership Houston Class XXX, contracted Asakura Robinson Company as the design firm  or the new Memorial / Silver Triangle Park. The city-owned site was an unused triangle off  of Memorial Drive close to downtown featuring a dozen beautiful mature oak trees. The park lies along the north Buffalo Bayou trail which connects to downtown by a pedestrian  bridge over Memorial Drive. Concept design options helped the Leadership Houston Class raise $150,000 in privately-donated funds. The design and construction of phase one of the park, which includes walking trail, native trees and grass plantings, and site furnishings, was completed within a six-month time frame. Phase two of the...
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Brazoria County Park System CIAP Grant

Asakura Robinson Company was retained to provide design services for a 2010 CIAP Grant to Brazoria County to enhance wetlands and habitat with educational opportunities within their park system. The three parks selected for improvements are Quintana Beach Park, Resoft Park and Camp Mohawk. Quintana Beach County Park is a 51-acre beachfront park located on the upper Texas gulf coast with day-use amenities and overnight facilities. Area natural attractions include bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing, beach-combing, and shelling. ARC was commissioned to add bioswales, wetlands and natural habitat areas to complement the park’s existing amenities. The park, which includes many historic relics, is an important site for...
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Timber Lane Trails

Asakura Robinson designed a short trail system and nine trail heads for the Timber Lane Hike & Bike Trail in Spring, Texas. These trail heads are designed to be visible neighborhood landmarks that guide users throughout the trail system, connecting neighborhood subdivisions to a high quality recreation amenity and to the Mercer Arboreutm and Botanical Gardens. The trail heads will serve as a meeting point, place of rest and orientation, and include a trail map, benches, bike racks, and water fountains. View project sheet here...
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Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Asakura Robinson Company, working alongside landscape architect, Tim Hansen,  was engaged to update the original 1980 Master Plan of the north portion of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston, Kansas. The updated plan was used by the Dyck Arboretum to facilitate the award of several grants it was pursuing. In addition to the original 13-acres, specific development guidelines, called the Prairie Window Project, where also established for an additional 18-acres to the south as part of the new Master Plan. View project sheet here...
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Brays Bayou Park Framework Plan

Asakura Robinson teamed with the SWA Group to prepare a Master Framework Plan for the 60-acre site traversed by Brays Bayou abd develop guidelines for the adjacent future UHS development parcel. The resulting Framework Plan options address the following connectivity elements: Brays Greenway Hike and Bike Trail System, which also connects to Columbia Tap, Hermann Park, Texas Medical Center, residential neighborhoods, Mason Park, Gus Wortham Park, Gragg Park, Fonde Park, Buffalo Bayou and many other key trail systems and destinations Brays Bayou Waterway for boating METRO bus and transit lines; UH campus pedestrian system; UH shuttle services; major thoroughfares; and private automobile parking. View...
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