Shoreline Athletic Fields

HMH collaborated with Tetra Tech BAS to provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services for the new community Sports Park/Athletic Field which includes batting cages, children’s playground, and ancillary Parking Lots on the former Shoreline Landfill site (12.6 acres). The project design included planting basins with impermeable liners, drip irrigation and subdrains to prevent nuisance water from penetrating the cap while still allowing for planting over the cap.

The biotreatment cells were designed as a naturalistic feature of the site and included decorative boulders, drought tolerant grasses, and river rock. These elements created a visually aesthetic and green functioning solution to stormwater runoff. A 0.75 acre burrowing owl habitat was protected and restored on the south side of the project. This area was hydroseeded with a specialty seed mix that bolsters the owls’ habitat. This site was further developed by the City’s wildlife specialist to continue to protect the owl species.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Arboriculture
  • Stormwater Compliance


Mountain View, CA

Key Facts

  • Client: City of Mountain View
  • 2016 APWA Project of the Year Award
  • Landfill Repurposing
  • Burrowing Owl Habitat Protection
  • Recycled Water Irrigation System
  • Waterwise Landscape Planting

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