The Ravine Project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center offers an extraordinary opportunity for recovering wounded soldiers, their families and caregivers, and the entire medical community to enjoy and benefit from nature’s restorative qualities. Located in the heart of the medical campus, the Therapeutic Landscape Master Plan project involves the restoration and enhancement of an underused wooded ravine into a vital component of a comprehensive therapeutic environment.
Designed by David Kamp, FASLA, LF, NA, the Ravine Project offers each individual opportunity and choice to engage with nature in their own terms, at their own pace and in their own way. It celebrates a sense of place – this place: the upper headlands of the mid-Atlantic coast. As the medical center welcomes the individual soldier and their families so does the Ravine, allowing individuals from across the US and abroad to enjoy this unique setting and its place in the country’s rich natural and cultural heritage. It celebrates a sense of time – this time, welcoming individuals year-round with a seasonally interesting, engaging setting.