The Heart of Soquel Plaza Park

Heart of Soquel Plaza Park is located in Soquel Village within the flood plain and riparian zone of Soquel Creek. The project includes a decomposed granite nature-walk along Soquel Creek, a community plaza intended for farmer’s markets and concerts, a bocce court, habitat restoration, ornamental plantings, reconfigured parking lots, and improved pedestrian access points from the adjacent streets. The project incorporates numerous Best Management Practices and Low Impact Development stormwater design principles including rain gardens, permeable concrete, pervious pavers, bio-detention basins, and interpretive signage. The project demonstrates the ability to provide public gathering spaces that support native habitats and water quality.