b_cottonwood_canyonCongratulations to Walker Macy for winning the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Oregon Chapter 2011 merit award for Analysis and Planning for Cottonwood Canyon State Park on the John Day River in eastern Oregon.  In July 2011, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the Comprehensive Plan for the new park, which will become Oregon’s second largest state park and is scheduled to open in September 2013.

Working as a consultant to Walker Macy, GRI provided geotechnical design services for soil and rock cuts and associated retaining walls for the entry road to the park.

Photograph by Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department showing John Day River flowing into Cottonwood Canyon