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Mediterranean Family Playground

The Green Scene transformed this formerly bare lot, in the Newbury Park section of Thousand Oaks, into a family Mediterranean playground that includes a swimming pool with a Baja shelf and a raised spa and water slide that flow into it. On the way up to the water slide, a platform adjacent to a rope swing adds to the fun. 3 fire bowls and a fire pit with built in seating light up the space at night. A nearby cast in place concrete outdoor kitchen with all of the latest barbecue accessories closer to the house facilitates entertaining in style.

An outdoor shower closer to the house lets bathers rinse off before sitting down to an al fresco meal, shooting hoops on the new basketball court, or playing bocce ball. Scroll down to read the clients' referral letter.

Media

2012: Landscaping Network Magazine

2013: This project is featured on HGTV’s Cool Pools

Awards

2014: Gold Award of Distinction from United Aqua Group for the “Fun With Your Pool” category

Client Referral Letter

To Scott Cohen and The Green Scene,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your awesome vision and execution in creating our dream yard! When we first met with you, we wanted a tropical rock pool, but you really helped us to see a different vision for our backyard.

You created "La Hacienda de La Fiesta", and we are looking forward to many fiestas in the years to come! We wanted a yard that our kids and their friends would want to come to and hang out at and we feel you really created that. We are already hosting parties after baseball games and Superbowl parties and our guests are always amazed at our yard and of course the kids LOVE the slide and rope swing!

You really are an artist that has a special talent in creating a unique vision that maximized our yard and accomplished our goals and you were willing to try new things, like creating your first rope swing. We had total confidence that you could pull this off, and you and your crew were able to execute your vision.   Your foreman Ramon and his crew were hard-working and always aimed to please and were very helpful and reliable. They showed up every day and couldn't have worked harder.

The stained concrete that was done in our courtyard is unbelievable. Our friends and neighbors all thought it was tile!

Our family is really enjoying the yard and it truly is an entertainers’ delight. We have had so much fun already with the bocce ball court. We have found that playing bocce ball with friends and a nice glass of wine is a great combination.

Thank you for addressing our punch list items in a timely manner.

We appreciate everything you have done to create our dream yard!!

Lori and family  

This project is featured in these books by Scott Cohen: