City of Richardson
Discovery Point is one of several activity nodes in the larger master plan for Richardson’s Prairie Creek Park. The Discovery Point property borders the Prairie Creek Elementary School and therefore has the opportunity to be an extension of the school in the form of outdoor classroom space. Talley Associates joined with a committee of local garden clubs, the neighborhood HOA, and representatives from three elementary schools to create a design that would include a council ring gathering space, a nature stair, and an observation deck. The project also includes slope stabilization of an existing storm drain outflow and accessibility improvements to existing walks. The council ring is composed of large leuders limestone slab blocks and Oklahoma sandstone paving. Adjacent to the council ring is a 40’ long nature stair composed of decking, a steel handrail, and steel posts in concrete footings. An observation deck and trellis provide sheltered views of the densely wooded parkland.