Ornamental Ponds and Streams

ESC has designed more than 40 ornamental ponds since 1977.  Our ponds are artistic interpretations of natural watercourses which use recirculating pumps attached to the client’s water source.  We use local rock and native plants, which keep reinforced concrete linings completely concealed.  Indigenous fish are added to complete the ecological balance and to control mosquitos.

Using rock appropriate to each site is an integral part of creating a native habitat.  Most of our ponds are in limestone areas of Texas and are shaped with dense, cherty limestone that does not shatter during a freeze.  In Bastrop County, we have used local sandstone, with petrified wood for waterfalls.  In South Texas, we have used local volcanic rock for the falls and gravel edge for stream areas.  Our water features do not require filtration, and niches for native plants are carefully built into spaces between the rock and concrete shell.

  • Design, construct fish ponds with waterfalls

  • Naturalistic design with local rock

  • Native plants and fish

  • Low maintenance

  • Re-circulating water systems


Private Residence, Rockcliff, Austin, TX

May 5, 2020

The Crossings, Austin, TX

May 5, 2020

Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center, Austin, TX

May 5, 2020

Private Residence, Hamilton Pool Road, TX

May 5, 2020

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center Botanical Garden, Kingsville, TX

May 5, 2020

Private Residence Pond Construction, Westlake (3), TX

May 5, 2020

Private Residence, Georgetown, TX

May 5, 2020

Private Residence, Westlake (2), Austin TX

May 5, 2020

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Private Residence, Westlake, Austin, TX

May 5, 2020

Taniguchi Garden Stream Bed, Austin, TX

May 6, 2017