The $10 million park is funded by a bequest by the Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer family and includes gardens and public play spaces. The children’s garden, outdoor reading room, fountain, dog park and amphitheater are surrounded by gardens and create a focal point within Greensboro’s revitalized Cultural District.
WSAA provided civil engineering design for the three phase master plan associated with $20 million in bond funding. Construction documents, permitting, technical specifications, bidding assistance, value engineering and construction administration were provided for the demolition of the existing parking lot and Phase I SciQuarium addition with associated site infrastructure and Phase II parking lot, totaling 388 spaces. Assistance was provided at multiple stakeholder meetings.
WSAA was selected to provide design and construction administration services for the replacement of the existing boat docks with both covered and uncovered floating docks. The project included ADA access to the floating docks, pontoon boat dock and existing lakeside trail. Due to the location on a water supply lake, local watershed, DWQ and FEMA approval was received for the project, including low density development and stream buffer disturbance.
WSAA has developed master-plans for Steelman Park and Heath Park, neighborhood parks within the City of Greensboro. The project included leading public input sessions, coordinating proposed improvements between multiple City departments and developing a master plan to address maintenance concerns and future park growth. Construction documents for Phase I are currently being developed. Improvements include baseball and multipurpose fields, walking trails, basketball courts, and shade structures.
NE Park was developed by Guilford County in two phases and partially funded by a PARTF grant. Phase I consisted of the main roads and parking areas, two soccer fields, two softball fields, a multipurpose field, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, utilities, restroom facilities, and picnic shelters. Phase II included a bathhouse and pool, utilities, an concessions building, a community center, and renovation of a historic 19th century farm site.
The redevelopment of BurMil Park included civil engineering design of a new roadway and parking lot improvements for 5 parking lots, resurfacing of roadways, walking trails, sidewalks, and picnic shelters throughout the park. The design also inclided modifications to the clubhouse through the addition of a terraced common area, demolition of the existing pool and design of a new aquatic facility. The Park remained open during construction.
Summerfield Community Park was the first park developed by the Town of Summerfield for it's residents. Phase I consisted of upgrades to existing parking, new parking, restroom facilities, a playground area, and walking trails. Phase II included and amphitheater, walking trails, fishing dock, observation dock, and an educational biocell. Both phases included septic, electric and waterline designs as well as improved handicap accessibility to park features.
Gary Burnett Park is an exciting partnership between Guilford County, the City of High Point, and Guilford County Schools. The park is located on the grounds of Montlieu Elementary School, but was developed by Guilford County Parks and Open Space and is programmed by High Point Parks and Recreation for use by leagues as well as school children and the neighborhood. WSAA provided construction documents, construction administration for the playground, multiple fields and a new restroom.
Upon adoption of the master plan for this 13 acre neighborhood park, WSAA designed a new entrance and parking lot with pedestrian access and enhanced landscaping as the first phase of construction. Additional future phases include playgrounds, expanded parking areas, playing fields, walking trails and site furnishings. A separate study analyzing the potential for pervious parking at the site was also completed by WSAA.
WSAA developed design plans, including erosion control measures, for four pedestrian bridges in Greensboro parks. Price Park Bridge connects the greenway to and adjacent subdivision. WSAA performed a no-rise study and additional permitting through the Land Conservancy and DWQ since the bridge is located upstream of a recent stream restoration project. Ardmore Park Bridge required a no-riser certificate, flood plain development permit and Jordan Lake Buffer impact permit.