Port Angeles WTIP Phase 3 - Pebble Beach Park

City of Port Angeles

Port Angeles, WA

HBB was part of the multi-disciplinary team that developed the Waterfront & Transportation Improvement Plan (WTIP). Phase 3 involved HBB as the landscape architect leading the design. The waterfront park is officially named in the English and Klallam languages: Pebble Beach Park (English) / sŋaʔŋáʔant cáwŋən ʔəssaqɬúŋt (Klallam). Pebble Beach Park design elements include two beaches, circulation, and two gathering areas that integrate art elements, wind spires, and passive recreation. These elements are connected by a waterfront trail that runs the length of the park. The site’s rock revetment was removed and replaced with two beaches designed for public access to the water. Each beach has received a name in the local Lower Elwha Klallam tribal language, which was embedded in the paving with metal lettering. Two circular gathering areas were developed with feedback from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Aligned on axis with a stone, whale vertebrae sculpture in the lawn circle, the paved “circle-up” plaza integrates the Lower Elwha Klallam creation story, in a decorative drain cover. Adjacent to the circle-up plaza, wind spires generate power for park lighting and potentially, for future park buildings. Sustainable design and design cooperation with local community and tribal input created a waterfront park space that speaks to the area’s history and culture.