Eleanor McKinney  
phone: (512) 445-5202
Landscape Architect fax: (512) 445-3432
 

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McDonald Observatory

Located in the “Big Sky Country” of Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains, the new McDonald Observatory Visitor’s Center lies gently on the land. The site development consists of a sundial entry court, stone amphitheatre, cafe courtyard and a new parking lot. Decomposed granite walking trails provide access to distant vistas. Runoff from Texas sized thunderstorms is diverted into a stylized creek bed of site excavated boulders. Here the excess water is used to irrigate perennials and grasses.