“Dragonfly Garden”

This is a detail of the rustic terrazzo within the “Dragonfly Pavilion”. The pavilion is situated within the larger “Dragonfly Garden” which includes earthworks and water-wise plantings. The "Dragonfly Garden" is the entry to the watershed. Offering vistas of the watershed’s rolling topography, the pavilion is inspired by an ancient insect and appears to fly through a grove of trees. Wing-shaped earthworks and gardens offer a mosaic of droughttolerant plants. As part of Seattle’s Millennium Project and Urban Creeks Legacy, this 5-acre creek restoration provides improved fish passage, drainage, and habitat. It also offers a sequence of outdoor rooms that allows people to discover the creek environment while protecting wildlife habitat. The “Salmon Bone Bridge” and “Dragonfly Garden” are inspired by the species that inhabit the site and illuminate the wonders of the watershed.