Hawks Prairie Satellite Water Reclamation Plant and Water Park

Lacey, WA

In an approach unique to the rain forest climate of the Olympia area, MWA assisted in the master planning and designed the architectural signature for future water reclamation buildings for this agency.

Set on a gently sloping site is the first of four planned buildings – the Budd Inlet Reclaimed Water Plant. This project integrates natural systems with people, the environment and technology. Reclaimed water from the plant is conveyed three miles to the 40-acre Hawks Prairie Ponds, a recharge park constructed as wetlands with five ponds. The facility is operated in coordination with the Olympia Parks Department and has spots for hiking, biking and fishing. Kiosks, built from reclaimed wood on site explain the water reclamation constructed and natural systems within this truly unique, publically accessible recharge park.

Client: Cities of Lacey, Olympia, Thurston, and Tumwater, WA “LOTT”
Cost: $31 Million
Completion: 2006