Washougal Town Square 1700 Main Street • Washougal, Washington

Designer(s)

GreenWorks; Sienna Architecture Company; Ivan McLean

Client(s)

Lone Wolf Investments
At Washougal Town Square, roof runoff is celebrated and cleansed in flow-through planters
At Washougal Town Square, roof runoff is celebrated and cleansed in flow-through planters
At Washougal Town Square, roof runoff is celebrated and cleansed in flow-through planters

Utility Goals

Reduce pollutant loads in rainwater
Reduce downstream damage from runoff
Safely move, control, contain rainwater

Utility

The basic stormwater management concept at the Washougal Town Square courtyard is capture, convey, cleanse, detain and discharge through effective separation and dispersal of roof runoff into management systems throughout the space.  Roof runoff (as well as some rain directly from the sky) is carried by downspouts and drain pipes to 5 separate flow-through detention planters around the edges of the space, while 3 additional flow-through planters are fed by a long, sculptural scupper.  The planters cleanse rainwater and hold it before it is discharged into the city’s stormwater system.  

Amenity Goals

Education
Recreation
Safety
Public Relations
Aesthetic Richness

Amenity

The Washougal Town Square interior courtyard ARD truly symbolizes the spirit of the city’s revitalization: it’s fun, it’s lively and colorful, and it clearly says “rainwater is a resource to celebrate.”