McCall Legacy Park and Lake Front Improvements

Location: McCall, ID
Client: City of McCall

When the Town of McCall, Idaho embarked upon a major urban renewal project, officials had one key stipulation: Legacy Park needed to act as a new focal point for the lake front town and more effectively support a mix of commercial, recreational, and residential uses. Otak’s landscape architects met this goal by enhancing McCall’s rustic charm through a renovation of the park, as well as a pedestrian promenade and streetscape improvements. The park improvements expanded public space and capacity of the ten-acre park and provided scenic overlooks toward Payette Lake and the mountains beyond. These factors, combined with shoreline restoration, native plantings, and bio-engineered erosion control, will improve the water-quality of Payette Lake and its watershed and help Legacy Park remain a cherished public space.