Parks and Open Spaces

Oasis Design Group has extensive experience designing public parks and open spaces. Spaces can be as small as a ½-acre urban vest-pocket park or ones spanning hundreds of acres. Oasis’ staff understand the various functions of parks and open spaces, whose amenities can include skate parks, dog parks, formal gardens, gathering areas, open spaces, or trails through ecological/nature areas. Because each project’s scale and intended users are different, Oasis is mindful that its designs reflect the needs of the users, whether for passive or active recreation, and the carrying capacity of the land.

Firm Accomplishments/Expertise

  • Has extensive experience across the nation in designing public parks and open spaces.
  • Has proven-track record as being effective prime/leader of multidisciplinary teams with architects and engineers for various park projects.
  • Completed a wide range of park designs and amenities that include wetlands, skate parks, dog parks, formal gardens, gathering areas, and trails through ecological/nature parks.
  • Understands various functions of parks and open spaces.

McClelland Park

Erie, Pennsylvania

Oasis Design Group created a master plan for McClelland Park, the largest undeveloped city-owned open space park in the city of Erie. The 58-acre site is predominately wooded with identified areas of wetlands and a stream traversing north-south, which eventually enters Lake Erie. Continue reading


Harlan Park and Harlan Plaza Justison Landing

Wilmington, Delaware

Harlan Park and Harlan Plaza, along the Christina River, together are a main feature of Justison Landing, a 33-acre urban mixed-use redevelopment with office, retail, and residential uses. Oasis Design Group served as the landscape architect and transformed a former post-industrial riverfront brownfield into a vibrant mixed-use urban community and an award-winning project. Continue reading


Wills Memorial Park

La Plata, Maryland

Working as a subcontractor to Environmental Resources and Management, Oasis Design Group evaluated a system of parks and the future needs for the town of La Plata, Maryland, which is about 30 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. Continue reading