DESCRIPTION: SCE was selected by the City of Elizabeth as the consultant for the design, public meeting coordination, and construction administration and cost estimating services for the design of a new urban park facility. The project includes the design of a large playground facility with a custom play structure and swing area, rubberized playsurfacing, sitting area with gazebo, sitting area with game tables and picnic area, a skate park plaza with street style skateable art elements constructed of concrete and urban architectural materials, entrance area improvements with portal, rain garden landscape feature and stormwater management system to promote infiltration, perimeter fencing and gates, park signage and proposed landscape treatments to enhance the playground areas, sitting spaces, and the skate plaza environment.
Project deliverables included a full topographic and outbound survey, concept plans, cost estimates, color renderings, and meetings with the project stakeholders. Once the project stakeholders and community members approved the design concept, construction drawings and specifications were prepared for public bidding and construction of the improvements. SCE provided construction administration and observation services for the project duration. Construction was completed in August 2013 and the park continues to be a popular attraction for members of the community from a diverse background and of many age groups.
CLIENT: City of Elizabeth
DATES OF SERVICES: November 2011 - 2014