The LEED® certified Mayfair Community Center is surrounded by an eight-acre park with a neighboring community garden. Landscape architecture was a critical factor in earning LEED points and promoting sustainable design and maintenance practices. Carducci Associates followed xeriscaping principles, using colorful, drought-tolerant plants, including succulents and cacti, for water conservation. Our team preserved existing stone pine trees and maximized open space for the adjacent creek, a sensitive riparian habitat; native trees were added for stormwater mitigation. Renovated park areas with shaded ADA play equipment and renewed picnic areas, along with improved lighting throughout, have increased usability, site safety, and visibility.