This park development plan, developed by JMT working with the Township, empowered local and regional planning entities to conserve natural and heritage resources while promoting recreational activities through a collaborative planning and design process, and demonstrated sustainable growth and green infrastructure.

The proposed improvements included the development and construction of a two-way access drive, walking trails, four multi-purpose fields, two pavilions, a playground, two pervious asphalt parking lots totaling 166 spaces, of which four were ADA accessible, and several bioretention/rain gardens stormwater facilities, emergent plantings, and site-wide tree plantings and landscaping.

To maximize the available area for the development of athletic fields and related site infrastructure and amenities, JMT pursued a low impact development approach. This approach reduced the amount of available land required for stormwater management facilities, reduced runoff volumes, and lessened overall impacts to the site. Porous pavement was utilized for the proposed parking areas and trails. A series of shallow rain gardens and bioswales were designed and constructed to treat stormwater runoff, filter pollutants, and improve water quality.

This project required a multi-disciplined team to design and prepare a project master plan, land development and construction documents, erosion and sediment control design and permitting, highway occupancy permitting, stormwater management design, NPDES permitting, grant writing and coordination, bidding services, and post-award construction administration and observation. By showcasing this project as implementing “green infrastructure,” this eco-friendly approach was a key factor in enabling the Township to secure more than $440,000 in grants for the project through PennVEST for the implementation of green infrastructure.