DESCRIPTION: The Project commenced with the preparation of a master plan for the rehabilitation of the entire property to promote the use of the property by all age groups. The master plan was established that identified four major phases requiring multiple projects to be implemented in the order of priority.
The initial phase was for the rehabilitation of the existing municipal dock that was found to exhibit significant structural defects. The second phase was for the implementation of a flood control project that included the installation of a sand filter to remove nutrient loading to Lake Hopatcong and minimizing the discharge of sediments to the public swimming area. The third phase was for the installation of multi-recreational activity play areas. These areas included two sand volleyball courts, two synthetic turf bocce courts, two horse shoe pits and a multi game table area. The final phase is planned for a pavilion and restroom / storage building including additional landscaping and parking lot improvements.
The projects are ADA compliant with the options for adding additional phases of improvements to make this site a significant asset of the Borough. The projects required an innovative approach to minimize costs for the renovation of the public park and its limited space. NJDEP and soil erosion/sediment control permitting was secured for each applicable phase. The project scope included the dredging of the adjacent public beach since the full lowering of Lake Hopatcong in the winter months of 2010 was scheduled allowing this project to proceed.
SCE investigated the aspects of having the dock in full compliance as a barrier free facility complying with the ADA rules. The construction activities were implemented to minimize impacts to Lake Hopatcong while eliminating the potential for over land erosion. The design of the water quality sand filter took into consideration the harmful effects of phosphorous and other nutrient loading that would otherwise negatively impact water quality.
CLIENT: Borough of Mt. Arlington
DATES OF SERVICES: 2010 - 2013