Westwillow Park Detention Basin




West Harris County M.U.D. District No. 11


Landscape Art, General Contractor


Michael Murr, Architect

Project Narrative

The Westwillow community benefitted from a unique effort with the construction of a large, fully-accessible playground and two dog parks inside a large flood detention area. We worked on the project with architect Michael Murr on this project for the West Harris County Municipal Utility District 11. The result is that an eyesore area, full of weeds and completely unusable, became an attractive, wonderful play area for kids, dogs and even adults. In the case of a dramatic rain event, the basin will fill up with storm water as designed, but the park is prepared to be fully submerged then, after the waters recede, cleaned up and used again and again. Includes two playgrounds, two dog parks with “dog paws”, shade structures, exercise equipment, seating areas, arbors, landscaping, irrigation.