DESCRIPTION: SCE was selected by the County of Essex for the Design and Construction Inspection for the Turtle Back Zoo Playground and Pavilion project located in the Township of West Orange. SCE is responsible for providing the planning, landscape architectural, and engineering design services, which consists of various services including, the preparation of site analysis and planning studies, meetings, coordination and material selection, concept development, cost estimating, design development, construction documents, bidding services, and construction observation and administration of the project.
SCE worked with the County of Essex and the Turtle Back Zoo Director and staff to design unique and innovative playground structures that are prehistoric-themed, safe and appropriate for children of different age groups. SCE also designed an archeological inspired fossil dig feature that enables playground enthusiasts to participate in their own fossil exploration adventure. As part of the project, SCE developed the overall theme and created opportunities to provide an exciting playground as well as educational opportunities for the potential facility users at Turtle Back Zoo. The SCE Design Team developed several concept plans and details of site specific playground equipment that will establish the new playground facility at Turtle Back Zoo as a “Destination Playground” that will entertain and educate many future generations of Zoo visitors.
CLIENT: County of Essex
DATES OF SERVICES: February 2013 - August 2013
LOCATION: Township of West Orange