North Strabane Township Community Park Master Plan

Washington County, Pennsylvania

Services

Feasibility Analysis
Master Planning
Construction Documentation and Administration
Public Engagement
Cost Estimation
Sustainable Design Principles

Purpose

Provide design and feasibility study for recreation improvements in the growing municipality.

Evaluate the 85-acre Park to identify ways in which to incorporate the Municipal Building, Public Works Buildings and community pool.

Client

North Strabane Township

EPD worked with North Strabane Township to assess, re-furbish and expand recreation facilities at their community park. Built on a nearly clean slate, the new park areas feature a multi-purpose synthetic turf field, as well as a little league field, softball field, playgrounds, pavilions, accessible trails, and parking for more than 400 cars. The parking lot design incorporates storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs) including bio-swales and rain gardens to allow infiltration and pollutant removal.

Contemporary demands for maximized playing fields, parking areas and emergency access had to be assessed and organized in a way that didn’t destroy the nature of the park. Utilizing strategies to optimize the use of spaces and reduce the impact of parking and access roads, EPD created a highly usable space that has become the heart of the community. EPD oversaw the final park construction and the park was opened in July 2012.

As a result, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who funded the project, featured this park in their 2013 annual report as one of their top ten projects.