Shilshole Marina

The landscape at Shilshole Bay Marina on Puget Sound connects people both from the land and the water sides creating a dynamic space along the waterfront. The planting design captures the movement of wind. Five different types of ornamental grasses enliven the space providing movement and sound. The groves of locust trees were chosen as a gesture to the groves that grace the sand berms at Golden Gardens Park just to the north of the marina. This multi-use public space includes the Port of Seattle's administrative offices and provides the neighborhood with a mile-long waterfront promenade; creating opportunites for everyone to enjoy the waterfront. Public art, such as the plaza’s interactive fountain where children are encouraged to play, adds to this seaside experience.
fountain detail
groves of locusts
fountain looking east
diagram of site plan
ornamental grass
Prior to forming Harrison Design