The City of Palm Springs is pleased to announce the beautiful new Downtown Park will be honored with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Award of Excellence next month in San Francisco.

The inviting 1.5-acre park, designed by Los Angeles-based RIOS, was chosen for the prestigious nationwide award by jury panels representing a broad cross-section of the profession, including the public and private sectors and academia. A total of 28 winners were chosen out of 508 entries.

“The goal with this now much loved park was to create an inviting urban oasis for residents and visitors alike to enjoy,” said Interim City Manager Teresa Gallavan.“The City of Palm Springs is delighted the American Society of Landscape Architects recognizes the extraordinary design elements of this park and we thank RIOS and our Engineering staff for their incredible work with this project.”

The award will be presented at this year’s ASLA conference, Nov. 11-14 in San Francisco.

“Many of this year’s winning projects were focused on reconnecting communities to landscapes, illustrating the important role landscape architects play in creating places for communities to live, work, and play,” said ASLA President Eugenia Martin, FASLA. “From equitable community gathering spaces to addressing climate change, these winners represent the cutting edge of our industry.”