Sherwood Snyder Park

The site’s previous use as a walnut orchard, with tree canopies filtering light and trunks playing games of perspective, inspired Hennebery Eddy’s design of this park in Sherwood, Oregon. The picnic shelter and the concession, storage, and restroom structure feature roof systems that are a pattern of lifted, tilted, and rotated steel panels. The panels create acute-angled slots, allowing glimpses of sky and sunlight to pass through, casting slivers of light and creating interesting shadows. Interactive landscape architecture by Murase Associates compliments the shelters and engages park goers in a 3-D geometric and natural landscape.