Buena Park Metrolink Station
The landscape design complements the architectural theme of this station while promoting the identity and character of Buena Park and the adjacent university housing project. The 4-acre site improvements include passenger platforms with a pedestrian overpass, restrooms, parking for 300 cars, and a gazebo-covered waiting area. The entry road is lined with Mexican Fan Palms while shade trees, shrubs, and groundcover offer seasonal colors, texture, and visual interest to the entire site.
Tall, stately fan palms border the entrance and line the way to this Metrolink station. Commuters are greeted with a sense of arrival as the entry drive terminates at a turn-around which is anchored with a large gazebo. The gazebo offers commuters a comfortable place to wait for the train or to be picked up or dropped off. The landscape concept of this station was to:
- Create a sense of place and an identity for the station. This was further reinforced by the understory planting of Birds-of-Paradise (the city’s flower) along the entire entry drive.
- Create an inviting space at the turn-around for waiting and informal gathering on the weekends. Enriched paving, arranged in patterns further reinforces the arrival area.
- Flowering Chinese Lantern trees arranged in a row are planted parallel to the platform. Two types of groundcovers with varying textures are planted underneath the trees. They are arranged in diagonal patterns to compliment the bandings of the paving.
- Treat the rest of the station with palms, evergreen trees, shrubs and vines.
- Client : Boyle Engineering/OCTA/City of Buena Park
- Status : Transportation
- Location : Buena Park, California