In the heart of Arlington sits a slice of nature, one that has been carefully preserved as a respite from the business of city life. It’s Hillside Park, a modest one-acre greenspace that, despite its size, plays a pivotal role in the lives of those who live and work nearby.
Without it, escaping into nature for a few minutes would require a bit of a trip. This urban park was carefully designed to showcase the existing trees and keep that canopy intact, while also allowing for some development. Its walking path features permeable pavers that allow water to flow freely down to the trees’ roots, which are kept safe and healthy thanks to elevated decks. These decks branch off from the main path, creating peaceful places to sit and enjoy a meal or simply watch the trees dance in the breeze at Hillside Park.