Santa Paula, California

Project Background:
Mill Plaza is the central gathering space for the in-town portion of the proposed 31 mile Santa Paula Branch Line Trail. The plaza is a vibrant outdoor gathering place that reflects Santa Paula’s unique oil, railroad and agricultural heritage. Wayfinding and interpretive signs mounted on rail themed support structures unify these elements into an attraction for the community and visitors to the City. A planted creek bed features Sycamore shaded boulder seating and misters that will cool plaza users and summer bikers. A rustic timber bridge leads visitors from the permeable gravel parking lot to the newly renovated historic ‘Mill Building’ that now houses the Ventura County Agricultural Museum. The brick paved plaza serves as the outdoor event space for the museum; often hosting live music and dining events.

Santa Paula Public Works Department

Scope of Work:
Design, Public & City Council meetings, construction administration.

Weather based irrigation, native & adapted native character plants, infiltrating planted creekbed & permeable plaza paving.