Castle Rock State Park

Sherwood collaborated with the design team to design a public day use event space, picnic area, and parking lot for Castle Rock State Park trail.

The project involved:

  • Creation of a 90-car porous asphalt parking lot equipped to manage site stormwater in an environmentally friendly way without the need for large disconnected treatment basins.
  • A new amphitheater set on the hillside of a former Christmas Tree Farm including meandering stabilized pathways up to it.
  • A picnic area integrated into an interpretive natural art display.
  • A CalTrans encroachment onto State Route 35 for entrance to the State Park day use area.

In addition, Sherwood helped to develop a new water well, on-site water treatment system, drinking fountains, bathroom building, and septic system.

Aerial Map of Site
Conceptual Plan
Grading Sketch
Castle Rock Trailhead
Bathrooms located at the Park Entrance
LocationLos Gatos, CA
ClientSempervirens Fund
Callander Associates, Weber-Hayes, BioSphere Consulting
Size7.25 Acres
StatusCompleted 2019

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