Two Year Project is Complete!

Low Maintenance Landscaping Project 2018

Thanks to the Central Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) The Arts Center has new beautiful, low-maintenance landscaping surrounding our historic building!

For many years, CPNA members have mowed and pruned the grounds for us. In 2016 it became clear that our early 1970s landscape needed an overhaul: shrubs too tall for the site and overgrown, lawns filled with weeds, and no irrigation. 

The new landscape plan was achieved thanks to the pro bono efforts of landscape architects Owen Dell and Lee Davis, and Jeff Cope, owner of Home Grown Gardens, participation of City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation, and our super CPNA neighbors. Special gratitude to Courtney Cloyd for heading up this project on our behalf.

The new plan features:

  • Shrubs that don’t hide the building’s architectural details
  • Controlled, low-water irrigation to help plantings thrive
  • Lower maintenance requirements, including less grass and no weeds

The CPNA shared the project with local gardening enthusiasts and fundraising and started work on the new plan late September 2017.  CPNA achieved the $6,000 project budget goal thanks to Friends of Corvallis Parks and Recreation graciously accepting donations for the project.

Thanks to our many neighbors, OSU students, and others, who did a lot of heavy lifting work to complete the project during July 2018’s heat wave.

Thank You!