Chesapeake Sensory Plaza is a 5,000-square-foot, water-themed play area designed to connect families to one of our greatest natural resources through interactive play and thoughtful design. Patterned after the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the plaza is built around a hands-on water feature that includes a 60-foot-long channel system that follows the natural topography of the site. Design elements, including educational and interactive panels, provide information and fun facts about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and conservation practices. The pathways to the site are illustrated as if you are viewing the watershed area from 30,000 feet above it and include forests and farmlands, as well as urban and suburban areas. Finally, natural elements and landscaping frame the project for additional context.