Portfolio Projects: Recreational Services

Service Type: Site Development and Recreational
Project Name:   Perkins Road X-treme Skills Park
Project Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Estimated Const. Cost: $5,000,000 total of which $2,000,000 site work
Funding Sources: Local Funds

PEC was retained by JFDS to prepare preliminary and final design of all civil/site work improvements for X-Treme skills venues including skateboard bowels, BMX & fixed-gear bicycling, climbing walls, walking trails, fishing pond and parking facilities.  The firm was responsible for the closure of the existing sewage oxidation pond and its reconfiguration as part of the proposed lake system. The overall drainage of the park was a critical aspect of design as much of the stormwater flow was redirected to the lake system for both retention and improved water quality by maintain  minimum water elevations.  The final park plan consolidated  these action sports into use areas that radiated out from the wheel shaped  action sports hub.  The final plan redefined the existing community park that served as a venue for football and baseball into an extreme sports part for the City.  PEC also assisted with assessing  and making recommendations on construction issues during  construction of the proposed site elements of the plans.

Service Type: Site Development and Recreational
Project Name:   Hwy 57 Recreational Complex
Project Location Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Client JFDS/City of Ocean Springs
Estimated Const. Cost: $ 1,600,000
Funding Sources: Local

PEC as a subconsultant to Landscape Architect and recreational planning firm, JFDS, was retained to design roads, drainage, and utilities for the new multipurpose sports complex.  The firm had to meet various elevation and layout requirements to economically design the basic site improvements built contiguous to extensive wetlands located in various parts of the 65 acre site. The site was historically prone to flooding and the drainage design was critical to make the overall recreational fields as flood proof as possible.  The road system was used to bring utilities into the site and were then routed directly to key receptor locations in set aside utility corridors.  PEC worked with JFDS to ensure utilities would be accessible and not conflict with field configurations. 

Service Type: Recreational Projects
Project Name:   City Park Recreational improvements
Project Location Plaquemine, Louisiana
Client City of Plaquemine
Estimated Const. Cost: $550,000
Funding Sources: Local Funds

PEC was retained for a Master Plan and design of Park Improvements including reconfiguration to locate most attractive citing for Splash Facility and Skateboard Park. These facilities were located to not conflict with existing park amenities but also be easily acceptable  for  parents with small children.

Skate park consisted of concrete slab, equipment and equipment installation. The park layout was coordinated with various equipment suppliers and knowledgeable skate park vendors , local stakeholders and recreational consultant JFDS.

Spray park consisted of design and equipment installation which also adhered to guidance for available spray park equipment vendors as coordinated also by JFDS.  The Park was expanded during its construction as it generated extreme interest in the community. The Parish of Iberville Recreation Department joined in the funding of the Park for the expanded activities.

Service Type: Recreational Projects
Project Name:   Pedestrian Pathways Improvements
Project Location St. Francisville, Louisiana
Client Town of St. Francisville
Estimated Const. Cost: $123,000
Funding Sources: Local Funds / LDOTD ISTEA

The Town of St Francisville prides itself as a tourist destination due to its historic homes and nearby antebellum plantations.  The downtown area is highly visited due to its quaint shops and attractive older homes.  There is a substantial pedestrian traffic. To enhance this downtown walkway, PEC assisted the Town in pursuing and obtaining a LDOTD ISTEA grant for trail/sidewalk improvements. The firm was retained to plan and design an extension of the existing sidewalk to a  5 foot wide pedestrian pathway along Highway 10 (Ferdinand Street) from where the previously built sidewalk ends at the intersection of Prosperity Street and LA Highway 10 to a location approximately 1,900 feet west of this intersection.  A portion of this route has sidewalks on both sides of the street for a total estimated sidewalk length of 2,600 feet.