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“Roll, Tide!” – Gulf State Park Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

We are proud to see the recent work completed at Alabama’s Gulf State Park featured in this month’s Landscape Architecture Magazine.

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill devastated the Gulf Coast. In Alabama, beaches were closed, and the economic impacts were long-lasting.  Gina Ford, while a principal at Sasaki, led the landscape development of the long-term master plan and the almost-concurrent series of implemented projects aimed at the restoration of Gulf State Park – an impacted site, one of the region’s most significant natural resources and the largest Alabama State Park.

Read “Roll, Tide!” – a scenic tour of the realized work and discussion of other potential projects to come out of recovery funding, woven together beautifully by Jared Brey. In his words:

A decade after the Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 workers and dumped 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast’s fragile economy and environment have reemerged, thanks to billions of dollars in payouts and federal support. A rebuilt lodge at the region’s leading attraction, Gulf State Park, undergirded by a Sasaki master plan, has come to represent all that money can and cannot put back.”

And check out our instagram for imagery of the incredible design team in action and a peek at the landscape ‘Mood Board’ of Gina’s favorite places Jared references. “Mmmmmmmm”…