Lorna Jordan, Waterworks Gardens, 1997
© Lorna Jordon, Waterworks Gardens, 1997, Stone, concrete, mosaic, landscaping, King County Public Art Collection, Photo courtesy of the artist

Artist Lorna Jordan was inspired by her study of Italian gardens and the sense of theater that she observed there. She employed native plants, stone and mosaic to help her tell the story that storm water takes throughout the site.

Storm water runoff is collected from the grounds of the wastewater reclamation plant and pumped into 11 ponds that settle out contaminants and sediments. Water is then released into the wetland below, helping to sustain plant life, microorganisms and wildlife. The storm water treatment ponds and wetland form an earth/water sculpture, which funnels, captures and releases water. A path called Water Walk weaves through the ponds and wetland to join trails from the cities of Renton and Tukwila. Along the walk, visitors pass through five garden spaces, including The Grotto, a gathering place with seating, ponds and intensive mosaic application.

Lorna Jordan, Waterworks Gardens, 1997
© Lorna Jordon, Waterworks Gardens, 1997, Stone, concrete, mosaic, landscaping, King County Public Art Collection,

Artist Lorna Jordan was inspired by her study of Italian gardens and the sense of theater that she observed there. She employed native plants, stone and mosaic to help her tell the story that storm water takes throughout the site.

Storm water runoff is collected from the grounds of the wastewater reclamation plant and pumped into 11 ponds that settle out contaminants and sediments. Water is then released into the wetland below, helping to sustain plant life, microorganisms and wildlife. The storm water treatment ponds and wetland form an earth/water sculpture, which funnels, captures and releases water. A path called Water Walk weaves through the ponds and wetland to join trails from the cities of Renton and Tukwila. Along the walk, visitors pass through five garden spaces, including The Grotto, a gathering place with seating, ponds and intensive mosaic application.

Lorna Jordan, Waterworks Gardens, 1997
© Lorna Jordon, Waterworks Gardens, 1997, Stone, concrete, mosaic, landscaping, King County Public Art Collection,

Artist Lorna Jordan was inspired by her study of Italian gardens and the sense of theater that she observed there. She employed native plants, stone and mosaic to help her tell the story that storm water takes throughout the site.

Storm water runoff is collected from the grounds of the wastewater reclamation plant and pumped into 11 ponds that settle out contaminants and sediments. Water is then released into the wetland below, helping to sustain plant life, microorganisms and wildlife. The storm water treatment ponds and wetland form an earth/water sculpture, which funnels, captures and releases water. A path called Water Walk weaves through the ponds and wetland to join trails from the cities of Renton and Tukwila. Along the walk, visitors pass through five garden spaces, including The Grotto, a gathering place with seating, ponds and intensive mosaic application.

Lorna Jordan, Waterworks Gardens, 1997
© Lorna Jordon, Waterworks Gardens, 1997, Stone, concrete, mosaic, landscaping, King County Public Art Collection,

Artist Lorna Jordan was inspired by her study of Italian gardens and the sense of theater that she observed there. She employed native plants, stone and mosaic to help her tell the story that storm water takes throughout the site.

Storm water runoff is collected from the grounds of the wastewater reclamation plant and pumped into 11 ponds that settle out contaminants and sediments. Water is then released into the wetland below, helping to sustain plant life, microorganisms and wildlife. The storm water treatment ponds and wetland form an earth/water sculpture, which funnels, captures and releases water. A path called Water Walk weaves through the ponds and wetland to join trails from the cities of Renton and Tukwila. Along the walk, visitors pass through five garden spaces, including The Grotto, a gathering place with seating, ponds and intensive mosaic application.

Lorna Jordan, Waterworks Gardens, 1997
© Lorna Jordon, Waterworks Gardens, 1997, Stone, concrete, mosaic, landscaping, King County Public Art Collection,

Artist Lorna Jordan was inspired by her study of Italian gardens and the sense of theater that she observed there. She employed native plants, stone and mosaic to help her tell the story that storm water takes throughout the site.

Storm water runoff is collected from the grounds of the wastewater reclamation plant and pumped into 11 ponds that settle out contaminants and sediments. Water is then released into the wetland below, helping to sustain plant life, microorganisms and wildlife. The storm water treatment ponds and wetland form an earth/water sculpture, which funnels, captures and releases water. A path called Water Walk weaves through the ponds and wetland to join trails from the cities of Renton and Tukwila. Along the walk, visitors pass through five garden spaces, including The Grotto, a gathering place with seating, ponds and intensive mosaic application.

Lorna Jordan, Waterworks Gardens, 1997
© Lorna Jordon, Waterworks Gardens, 1997, Stone, concrete, mosaic, landscaping, King County Public Art Collection, Photo courtesy of the artist

Artist Lorna Jordan was inspired by her study of Italian gardens and the sense of theater that she observed there. She employed native plants, stone and mosaic to help her tell the story that storm water takes throughout the site.

Storm water runoff is collected from the grounds of the wastewater reclamation plant and pumped into 11 ponds that settle out contaminants and sediments. Water is then released into the wetland below, helping to sustain plant life, microorganisms and wildlife. The storm water treatment ponds and wetland form an earth/water sculpture, which funnels, captures and releases water. A path called Water Walk weaves through the ponds and wetland to join trails from the cities of Renton and Tukwila. Along the walk, visitors pass through five garden spaces, including The Grotto, a gathering place with seating, ponds and intensive mosaic application.

Collection: Waterworks Gardens

Waterworks Gardens’ treats storm water runoff through natural filtering, enhances an on-site wetland and creates eight acres of open space for public use.