Throughout its 43-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation and is considered one of the top master planned communities in Texas. In recent years, The Woodlands has placed great emphasis in developing Woodlands Waterway Square into a mixed use epicenter of the region. This popular recreational, entertainment and retail destination is destination enhanced for public visitors to get involved with all sorts of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking or even spending quality time with your loved ones.
The most recent redevelopment of the area, the broad ‘Turning Basin’, acts as a pedestrian transit hub between the Cynthia Woods Pavilion and the residential areas located on the opposite side of the waterway. Part of the Turning Basin’s redevelopment, was the inclusion of a new water feature to add a visual element for patrons visiting the area.
It was important to make the water feature an attraction not only by day but at night as well. “The mission was accomplished with a thoughtful design that captures interest by day and used unique programming to turn these cascades into a compelling, varied water show after dark. The colors of the stone slabs and the texture of the water flowing down across their varied surfaces command tremendous visual interest, along with sounds that are a tuneful white-noise antidote for nearby traffic,” said Jeff Chapman, principal at Greenscape Pump Services, Inc.
The Turning Basin water feature is one of many attractions The Woodlands Development Company augmented for the community. Crystal was honored to work with Sasaki Associates, Greenscape Pump Services Inc., and the rest of the excellent team involved to bring The Woodlands Waterway to life.