River Oaks Parkway

This 5-acre turnkey public park was constructed as an amenity to the Crescent Village Apartment Homes project in North San Jose.  It features a large open turf field for active and passive recreational uses, picnic areas, a tot lot with playground structure, lighted tennis courts, a half-basketball court and walking trails. HMH provided civil engineering, stormwater compliance and construction services for the project.

The drainage system for the park was designed to fully utilize landscaping and pervious surfaces for infiltrating and filtering stormwater runoff.  Runoff from impervious surfaces drains to adjacent landscaping and decomposed granite, with no areas of directly connected impervious surface within the park boundaries.  Runoff that doesn’t infiltrate into the landscaping discharges into a large landscaped swale that meanders through the park.  The swale mimics a natural stream and contains biotreatment cells to provide additional runoff treatment.  All of the stormwater treatment controls were designed according to current LID design standards. Existing mature redwood, poplar and oak trees on the site were preserved and incorporated into the landscape theme for the park.


  • Land Use Entitlements and Land Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Stormwater Compliance


San Jose, CA

Key Facts

  • Client: City of San Jose
  • Client: Irvine Apartment Communities
  • 2013 Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program – Pollution Prevention Award – Public Project – Community Park

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