Initially, an excitingly ambitious vision by the Owners Group, Salisbury Village was planned as a mix of high and medium density residential including high-rise structures, paired with an arterial commercial “village”, and interlaced with natural and developed open space. EDA’s primary role was to provide the conceptual design development of the community open space system, which started with the retention and enhancement of a natural wetland component. With Sustainability as one of the main focuses of the development, street-side bio-swales were envisioned to carry surface drainage through the community to the storm water management facility, which then made its way through a series of stream course features and out through the wetland. Such elements as wildlife viewing components, a water-play plaza, community garden, sports fields, and a community an interpretive centre were considered. At the centre an Eco Discovery Park captured the Sustainability/Ecology story with the introduction of an interactive play experience, that focussed on elements of nature, ecology, alternative energy and science.