Sunnyslope Canal Demonstration Project​



Sunnyslope Canal Demonstration Project​687 Canal Demonstration Project​#
Sunnyslope Canal Demonstration Project​688 Canal Demonstration Project​#
Sunnyslope Canal Demonstration Project​689 Canal Demonstration Project​#
Sunnyslope Canal Demonstration Project​685 Canal Demonstration Project​#
Sunnyslope Canal Demonstration Project​686 Canal Demonstration Project​#

ARTIST:                Jackie Ferrara & Doug Hollis
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:      M. Paul Friedberg & Steve Martino
DATE:                     2000

LOCATION:         Arizona Canal, Dunlap Ave. to Northern Blvd.
TYPE:                     Canal and pedestrian trail
MATERIALS:        Concrete, landscape
BUDGET:              $2.1 Million

ZIP CODE:            85020 & 85021
DISTRICTS:          3 & 6

This project's improvements along the north and south banks of the Arizona Canal provided a model for canal enhancements in other areas of Phoenix.  The project improved existing trails, added new landscaping and irrigation; and created a continuous berm on the north bank of the Arizona Canal, to separate bicyclists from walkers and people on horseback. Several artist-designed "rooms," or seating plazas for trail users to rest and enjoy the canal environment can be found along north bank between Central Avenue and 7th Street. One was designed to be an outdoor water room, to create a cool microclimate. Another offers a "water table" featuring a carved stone map of the ancient Hohokam canal system. Visitors will also find a sundial plaza where viewers can approximate time from their shadows cast upon an intricate stone mosaic. 

This project was made built with a combination of federal, city and Salt River Project funds. These included Federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) funds administered through the Arizona Department of Transportation, Salt River Project Municipal Aesthetics funds, and  Phoenix Water Services Department Percent for Art funds. ​