Modesto Rotary Centennial Music Garden

ClientModesto Rotary Club
LocationModesto, CA
DisciplinesLandscape Architecture, Land Surveying

The Modesto Rotary Centennial Music Garden is an outdoor garden on the Gallo Center lawn created in honor of the Modesto Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary. As part of O’Dell Engineering, a Westwood company’s “25 Years, 25 Acts” program, we donated design services for this project which included a conceptual master plan and improvement plans for a music garden adjacent to the Foster Family Theater in the Gallo Center for the Arts. The Modesto Rotary Centennial Music Garden is a lively gathering spot for families and visitors to downtown. The open-air music garden features permanent metal instruments which can be enjoyed and played by the public, seatwalls, and walkways adorned with musical notes and lyrics, and a trellis structure. Musical instruments include Cajon drums, a babel drum, emperor chimes, hand-pipes, and a tutti. The project is a collaboration between the Modesto Rotary, the Gallo Center, the Porges Family Foundation, and O’Dell Engineering, a Westwood company.