High Performance Landscapes

Vitruvian Springs

Dallas/Fort Worth is traversed by a vast network of sheet springs.  Although major streets have been named after them – i.e. Cedar Springs, Keller Springs and Spring Valley to name a few – they are generally overlooked or misidentified as ditches or ponds. One branch of the network traversing the 112-acre Vitruvian Park site was transformed into a drought resistant park of spring waters and cypress planted islands.  Kevin Sloan Studio designed the park, planned the development and aided in acquiring permits from FEMA and the US Army Corps of Engineers to realize the design.