SustainabilityFI

DVD Stands Behind Sustainability

DVD is committed to creating public landscapes that create a community while remaining unique, beautiful, and importantly – sustainable.  Our affiliation with LEED, or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, allows us to identify and quantify the sustainability of our designs. To DVD, Sustainable Public Landscapes means moving forward in the world of design landscape by responding to the pressing environmental land and cultural challenges and initiatives. These challenges and initiatives include an array of little changes that make a big difference in the long run. Low water use, low maintenance native plantings, and landscapes that are designed to be in balance with the local climate and environment while requiring minimal resource inputs are just a few examples of the sustainable efforts DVD puts into their projects in order to meet current trends and requirements.

Our designs are not only attractive, but “functional, cost-efficient, visually pleasing, environmentally friendly and maintainable.”

Meet with us here at DVD to discuss the possibilities of incorporating sustainable practices into your city’s parks, medians and other public landscapes. To learn more about how and why Sustainable Public Landscapes are vital for your community and neighborhoods, visit this website http://www.asla.org/guidesandtoolkit.aspx .

Los Rios Park

Respecting and Enjoying History

Los Rios Park – Located in the heart of San Juan Capistrano’s Los Rios Historic District, the 4.5 acre Los Rios Park and Montanez Adobe offers a centralized location for visitors to enjoy the park’s amenities as well as easy access to local restaurants and other businesses along Los Rios Street and it’s a short walk to downtown and Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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The redesign of the 1795 Montanez Adobe gardens offers visitors glimpses of the past, where they can experience plants grown during the early 1800”s and learn bout their uses. An artfully designed
Historical Los Rios Park 4Depiction Program Wall functions as an outdoor gallery displaying 13 historical depiction bronze plaques for public viewing.

Park Amenities:

• Shaded Picnic Areas • Historic Garden • Equestrian Rest Area • Hitching Post • Themed • Natural Walking Paths • A Children’s Playground • Meadow Sedgelawn • Water-Conserving Plantings • Learning Opportunities About The Area’s Rich History • Soft Bottom Vegetated Drainage Swales • Stabalized DG Parking Lot for 75 cars