Once and Future Park
Hubbard Homestead Park
Expressing Hidden Water Flows
Boyhood stories about the site’s spring and stream from the land donor, Mr. Hubbard, inspired the park’s design. A water runnel connects the entry plaza with a conifer grove. Recalling the now buried spring is the ‘source stone,’ public artwork intended to evoke mystery and ideas of origin.
A Park for All
The Northgate neighborhood is diverse in race, age and income. The park program and design evolved with a rigorous community engagement process. The dialogue between neighbors debunked myths, for example, whether seniors and skateboarders could co-exist.
Open Space Framework
The park is the major open space in the Northgate Framework Plan (also by Mithun), which identifies a series of connected park spaces and improved pedestrian and bike ways for the traditionally car-oriented neighborhood. Designated as an urban village, Northgate will soon have a transit station, increasing access to the park.