EPG was selected by the City of Tempe to prepare schematic design and construction documents for the Western Canal Multi-Use Path, a 5.5-mile multi-use path located in the City along the banks of the Western Canal from Arizona Mills Mall (west of Priest Drive) to Price Road (SR 101L Freeway). The project includes a 10-foot wide multi-use concrete pathway with landscaping and irrigation, site furnishings, pedestrian level lighting, and public artwork elements. The City identified the multi-use path as an important link in the regional off-street path system and as part of Tempe’s expanding network of non-motorized corridors. The path links several City parks, Kiwanis Regional Park, Ken MacDonald Golf Course, single family residential homes, high density residential areas, and office/commercial centers. Sonoran Desert native and other desert vegetation was used to minimize water consumption, and recycled or “green” materials were used wherever appropriate.